THE White House has announced that Janet Yellen and Kamala Harris will be in charge of studying the Us failed daycare industry. Janet Yellen is pushing 80 and has one child who never attended daycare. Kamala Harris has no children. Therefore, they are considered experts on Daycare.
Oddly, the Treasury Department performed a ‘study’ in which they cited the reasons for the failed system. Health and Human Resources would seemingly be silent on the matter. The ‘study’ finds that: a) most parents in need of day care don’t make enough money to pay the exorbitant prices, b) 20% of preschool children are being raised by their ‘single’ mother. I wonder how much time and research those findings required?
As such, mandatory pre government controlled preschool will be instituted so that the state gains further control over your children.
I owned and operated a daycare licensed for 70 children for fifteen years. We were one of few that took in state subsidized children. The state paid a discounted flat rate based on the mother’s income which worked out to about 30% less. As such, daycare workers were in short supply given the high level of stress, and the low level of pay. Creating ‘state’ schools will simply mean that property tax rates will jump proportionately to cover pensions and inflated salaries. As property taxes jump, people will be unable to afford a home or lose the home they currently have. And the deadly spiral will cause greater poverty…
Germany has tried the state system for about 2 decades. It has proven an abject calamitous failure. Mandating a care spot for every child, Germany made it illegal for a child to be denied a spot. Now facing over 300,000 in overflow, those parents can sue the state. Yet, Yellen and Harris in all their esteemed knowledge of this institution have declared Europe, aka Germany, to be the model of society!
It also bears mentioning that in Germany it is illegal for parent’s to home-school their children. For many who sought to rebel this mandate, their only option was to move to Canada or the US.
Here is a whopper conclusion cited in the ‘study’: “For example, economists Claudia Goldin and Larry Katz find that for college-educated women 15 years afer graduation, an 18-month break in work was associated with a decrease in earnings of 41 percent for those with an MBA, 29 percent for those with a JD or a PhD, and 15 percent for those with an MD.”
In other words – when a person is NOT working their income is reduced… AH!
And then there is this doozy! “kids who have fewer behavioral problems or higher test scores provide benefits for their classmates.”
I guess they missed this study done by NICHD which found that children who spent long hours in daycare were 30% MORE likely to develop aggressive and abusive psychological problems. The reason? Apparently, the scientists were baffled until they were told psst – ‘Hey, it’s because of a lack of parental interaction’. OH!
A report issued by NIH discovered that children in slothful, disagreeable, low quality daycare had a greater propensity for behavioral issues.
The problem with this bizarre edict is the fact that we already have a government funded daycare program for children ages 3-5, Head Start. With a current budget over $10.6 BILLION, Head Start expanded from a summer program in 1981 to become a full preschool. True to government form, teachers at Head Start make significantly less than what private daycare workers make. Analysis of childhood performance was labeled the Head Start Fade which found no benefit after first grade. Meaning that once that child enters elementary school any advantage they might have gained in the program disappears.
The bottom line: if a child grows up in a dysfunctional environment, it is likely the child will have dysfunction whether that environment is home, daycare or school.
Personally, owning the daycare enabled me to keep my children ‘out of daycare’ which was my goal so as to raise them with the guidance, influence and wisdom of a parent instead of a low paid worker.
It isn’t that the daycare system is broken, it is the family system that is broken. And in my opinion, if a couple decide to have children and immediately disperse them to someone else to be raised, perhaps they shouldn’t have children. Because psychologically, the greatest need of a child is to be loved and wanted and daycares simply cannot bridge that necessity.
That does NOT advocate for more abortions – it does advocate for more prevention which leads to the other untenable issue facing the US and Europe – not enough children to cover the aging population in terms of social security. Which became Europe’s justification for massive immigration. Because, you see, even terrorism, rape, fires, and physical violence qualifies as a societal benefit… Now if they could just get those immigrants to actually work….