The GOP intends to propose that 65% of all money allocated toward education be spent in the classroom. This proposal is going to stir up a lot of controversy. One of the more controversial aspects, it appears, is that the idea came from the CEO of Overstock.com, Inc., who is also a committed opponent of teachers’ unions.
Let me add something else to this. My sister-in-law, a teacher, was telling me (assuming I understood her right), that if a child goes through state supported pre-school, when the child turns four they cannot be turned away from the school house door — which causes all sorts of disruptions in planning lessons, etc. That, to me, sounds like an absolutely awful idea.