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Monday, August 18, 2008

4-year-old Kindergarten means less business for private preschools

More parents opt for 'free' classes for 4-year-olds

ASHWAUBENON — Kindergarten classes for 4-year-olds through a few area public school systems haven't started yet, but some local private preschools already are losing students.

Two local programs are ending or on the verge of it, saying they can't afford to maintain preschools, partly because of the launch of public 4-year-old kindergarten.

A few area school districts, including Ashwaubenon, Green Bay and West De Pere, are starting 4-year-old kindergarten programs this fall.
The economy is also a factor hurting private pre-schools, according to the story.

Still, as Barack Obama said during Saturday's forum: “just because we think our intentions are good doesn’t always mean that we’re going to be doing good.”

This is a good reminder that government has the power to shut private citizens down.