Marc Landry: Wrong-way rub

February 23, 2013 

Wrong-way rub

In his Feb. 17 column “When families fail,” David Brooks summarized the goals of the president’s proposals on early childhood education by saying it was “about getting kids from disorganized home into rooms with kids from organized homes so good habits will rub off.”

What if the bad habits of kids from disorganized homes rub off on the other kids instead?

I think it unfair that families who educate their children from the cradle should bear the cost and risks associated with having their children do the job that parents from certain segments of our society will not or cannot do.

Marc Landry


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