Government preschool programs have expanded greatly in the past decade, but a new poll finds 57 percent of Americans believe parents, not the government, should pay for preschool.
Thirty-two percent said taxpayers should pay for preschool in the Reason-Rupe May 2013 poll.
“President Obama has proposed expanding government preschool programs, however only 37 percent of Americans favor raising taxes to create a universal preschool system, while 61 percent oppose,” the poll summary noted.
The poll interviewed 1,003 adults on topics ranging from government to athletics and birth control to education.
Seventy-four percent of respondents said Americans should view equally “a parent who chooses to scale back his or her career to spend more time raising their children or a parent who chooses to fully pursue his or her career while raising their children.”
When asked if it is necessary “for parents of small children to make compromises in their careers to effectively raise children,” 80...
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In 1989, Wisconsin became the first state to implement school vouchers for poor families. The program began in the Milwaukee School District in 1990 and expanded to Racine School District in 2011.
This spring, Gov. Scott Walker (R) and state lawmakers introduced proposals to expand these opportunities to more families throughout the State.
“While the budget is being deliberated in the legislature, Governor Walker hopes legislators will recognize the need to give parents choices and...