Obama: Babysitters Are A Civil Right
Just when you thought he might be done, apparently access to babysitting services on weekends is a civil right in Obama world. At the very least, I'm sure taxpayers might object to having to pay for this right now. And one can only speculate as to who will get to pay and who will get to play. He wants public schools open on weekends so children have a safe place to go. Or maybe it's that he's seen the Ode to Obama videos floating around the Net and just thinks they need more choir practice?
Obama and Arne Duncan believe the public school system needs to modernize its schedule as it was designed for an agrarian economy. That's Obama's concern while he's dragging America down to where growing vegetables in one's backyard may become about the only work you can find? I guess that 52% unemployment for kids is just part of the plan.
The president, who has a sixth-grader and a third-grader, wants schools to add time to classes, to stay open late and to let kids in on weekends so they have a safe place to go.
The rest via the AP, who includes research demonstrating what a good idea it is.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack Obama gets his way. Obama says American kids spend too little time in school, putting them at a disadvantage with other students around the globe.
"Now, I know longer school days and school years are not wildly popular ideas," the president said earlier this year. "Not with Malia and Sasha, not in my family, and probably not in yours. But the challenges of a new century demand more time in the classroom."
"Our school calendar is based upon the agrarian economy and not too many of our kids are working the fields today," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a recent interview with The Associated Press.
Update: Geesh! As Glenn points out and links, government looking at fining a woman for watching another's kids before the school bus arrives? They aren't nuts, they're just making it so no one but the state can be involved in child care while consistently eroding the bonds of family. Whether by overall design or not, the only destination for such misguided thought is the state, only the state and everything for the state. This is dangerous stuff slipping by mostly under the radar with out people putting the pieces together. Call it the slippery slope to tyranny, or not. But it's an undeniable, alarming trend driven by statists who couch themselves as representatives of the people.