Monday, May 4, 2009

Full Day Kindergarten will live on

Even if the state does cut funding to all-day k in their upcoming budget, most schools have developed back-up plans to keep the program in place. This is great news, especially for those who have kids who will soon be old enough to go to school. Like it or not, all day kindergarten is a very popular program, and one of the few things that have come along in the past few years to address the growing education divide between the United States and other coutries.

Again, this is great news, but one still has to ask: if they were able to find a plan to keep this program funded, why didn't they do this in the first place? Its the same question we had when they started tweaking the start times. When there is not a motivation to find savings, people tend not to look for them.

The result is the perpetuation of the idea that there is always more that can be cut. Everyone has an anecdote of a project or spending mistake that they have witnessed that shows a waste of taxpayer dollars. The result is, many people share the idea that there is always room for more cuts - and they are proven right, time and again.

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