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The Cage Biden Wants for American Children

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Biden also promised to hire more teachers -- and pay them more money -- to deal with these very young children.

He "will maintain and grow a diverse, talented care and education workforce by providing increased pay and benefits, and access to collective bargaining, training and education, and career ladders," it said.

Would it be good for children to increase government control of their lives?

According to the government itself, children do better academically in Catholic schools than they do in government schools.

In 2019, eighth grade students in Catholic schools had an average score of 278 in the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading test. Eighth grade students in public schools had an average score of only 262. That same year, eighth grade students in Catholic schools had an average score of 293 in math, while eighth grade students in public schools had an average score of only 281.

Did the Catholic-school students do better because their mothers were more likely to put them in a government pre-K when they were 3? Did they do better because they were denied summer vacations?

 

Or did they do better because Catholic schools do a better job than government schools at teaching children?

Perhaps the problem is not that students spend too little time in government schools but that they spend any time in them at all.

If the Biden administration truly wanted to give children a better chance to learn, it would encourage school districts to give all parents a voucher equal to the cost of educating a child in the local public schools and let them redeem that voucher at any school they want.

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Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor in chief of CNSnews.com. To find out more about him, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

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