Recent parental dissatisfaction with the K-12 public school system—over curriculum, staffing, masking policies, and much more—should caution against more federal oversight in the daycare sector.
The Biden administration’s Build Back Better’s childcare provisions would give the federal government the biggest role in childcare programs, introducing regulations that would increase the costs of operation and attendance, and reduce diversity of childcare.
Although advertised as a means to improve life outcomes for children, government childcare and preschool programs have failed to produce long term benefits.
Non-Asian minorities, low-income households, less-educated households, young households, and households with disabled members are more likely than others to be unbanked, according to the FDIC. Barriers to accessing other financial resources impact these groups the most.
Covid-era education policies compounded an already dire literacy crisis. Students entered the pandemic with weak academic skills, with only one-third of students reading proficiently and less than one-quarter of 12th graders proficient in math in 2019.
According to a McKinsey study, students didn’t just miss out on academic knowledge: “They are at risk of finishing school without the skills, behaviors, and mindsets to succeed in college or in the workforce.”
Children are Covid’s lowest-risk demographic, but K-12 students have suffered the most throughout the pandemic at the hands of negligent school district officials and powerful teachers unions.
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