Obama Bypasses Congress Again to Fund Universal Preschool

Dr. Susan Berry
Big Government
14 Aug 2013

States are receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in “discretionary spending,” to fund universal preschool, Barack Obama’s new pet project. Caitlin Emma at Politico writes that the states are receiving the cash even though “Congress hasn’t seriously considered paying for President Barack Obama’s universal preschool proposal.”

Race to the Top early learning grants and ObamaCare funds are providing the assistance to states to implement preschool and early childcare programs.

Obama’s plan has come together fairly easily. Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Arne Duncan has been visiting states to stump for universal preschool, while back in Washington the Obama administration has already hired a new director for its Office of Early Learning. Jacqueline Jones came on board to head the effort in November of 2011…

…Race to the Top is jointly administered by the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services (HHS). The competitive program distributed nearly $500 million to states last year and will do the same this fall

…Emma concludes that the administration’s efforts could “mold public sentiment” and that by directing money to state-level programs the Obama administration can build a “national pre-K agenda.”


The complete article is at Big Government.



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