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Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world.”-Vladimir Lenin

 

Vanderbilt Pre-K Study: More Evidence of Negative Impact Upon Young Children

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  October 30, 2015  Education Views 

Government continues to spend money on pre-K programs while lying to taxpayers about how more billions is the solution for at-risk kiddies which, of course, will make adults feel good about themselves.  Politicians who claim their decisions are based upon empirical evidence willfully suppress the research findings that these government pre-kindergartens are actually harmful to students. 

Disastrous Effects of Preschool Programs

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  May 6, 2015 

The crisis in early education in America continues in spite of research-based evidence that, what the U.S. is doing to its young children, is harmful both short and long term.  Policymakers continue to ignore the giant discrepancy between what we know about how youngsters learn and the practices in preschool and kindergarten.  

American Education Is Killing Creativity and Curiosity in Children

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. | March 26, 2015 Education Views (Originally "Texas Politicians Expanding Free Daycare")

An overwhelming number of Texans have indicated they are highly dissatisfied with public education.  

Yet the 84th Legislature, at the lead of Governor Abbott and business leaders, is pulling out all stops to pass legislation that will expand government run education and create free daycare for thousands of illegal immigrant minors.  

The Guv'ment Wants Your Kid! 

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. |  February 20, 2015    

More spending and more spending for education!  As the Texas 84th Legislative Session gets underway, politicians are pushing for a massive overhaul in early childhood education.  Numerous bills have been filed to increase the program from half-day to full day as well as to expand the eligible base.  

How Effective Are Pre-K Programs?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  May 13, 2015 Education Views 

The crisis in early education in America continues in spite of research-based evidence that what the U.S. is doing to its young children is harmful both short and long term.  Policymakers continue to ignore the giant discrepancy between what we know about how youngsters learn and the practices in preschool and kindergarten.  Short-term studies that show gains in skills such as letter and number recognition are widely touted as justification for didactic and scripted instruction for young children – too often with disastrous effects. 

Life is Over If a 4-Year-Old Can't Read?

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.  |  March 11, 2015 | Education Views

Americans are fleeing public schools faster than rats from a sinking ship. Yet Texas politicians have fallen for the line that, if disadvantaged children do not have parents to prepare them for kindergarten, they will trail their classmates and will never be able to catch up.

Universal Pre-K:  The Argument Against 

By Dr. Carole Hornsby Haynes  |  May 16, 2011 Texas Insider

During his campaign, President Obama pledged universal pre-kindergarten education, stating that not only do we need to enroll more children in pre-K, but should do so at an even earlier age.    

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