Debate, day 3

Day 3 of the universal preschool debate is posted at Edspresso.

After I sent my part in, I discovered a San Francisco Chronicle story on the fears of some preschool directors.

. . . some other Montessori schools have organized against the measure, claiming it could drive them out of business unless they drastically alter their teaching methods.

“Why would I want to turn over a vibrant, healthy model to a highly challenged bureaucracy that needs to address its own issues?” said Pamela Rigg, president of the California Montessori Council, which includes about 80 of the state’s more than 500 Montessori schools.

Of course, most preschool people like Proposition 82, which would funnel $2.4 billion a year into half-day preschool for four-year-olds.

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