The American government should provide exceptional schooling for every child.
Studies show that low-income children between the ages of 2 and 4 “who are exposed to well-structured, attentive and stimulating preschool programs…are less likely to develop behavioral problems during their preteen years.”
According to this research, black children and boys significantly benefit from such invigorating preschools. Therefore, the researchers believe the government should offer more “high-quality early care and education” to low-income families.
Providing more first-rate early care and education to low-income families is a superb idea. However, all children should have access to that type of learning environment, not just families who do not make enough money.
Often time, children from middle class families are punished because their parents supposedly make too much money.
Since their parents are paying taxes, shouldn’t these children be able to enjoy “well-structured, attentive and stimulating preschool programs” for free?
Low-income families need assistance, but middle class families need support as well because “the middle class is really facing a struggle in 2010.”
Middle class parents often have a difficult time finding affordable daycares and preschools for their children.
The government solely looks at the gross income when deciding who will get assistance.
Sometimes the families the government refuses to help barely have enough money to feed and clothe their children after paying bills. Nevertheless, they cannot turn to the government for help because their gross income is too high.
Obviously, the low-income and the middle class families are in need of assistance, yet the government will only rescue one of them.
This is completely unreasonable and causes discrimination.
For instance, Imagine being unable to find affordable childcare so you can work, yet your neighbor gets that service for free even though she is unemployed. Isn’t that ludicrous?
If this system does not change, America will continue to convey the same negative message. And the message is “You will be penalized for taking the necessary steps to become self-sufficient.”
“A lot of Americans think they got a tax cut, and they didn’t because their local property tax went up, their excise tax went up, their sales tax went up, and their prices went up and everything else, because we failed to invest in some of these other things we ought to be doing…we are squeezing the middle class, we are losing the middle class, and the gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider and wider, not closing as it used to be” (Senator John Kerry).