I had noticed a spate of ads running in California encouraging parent to put their kids in preschool. I found this somewhat ominous since parental involvement with children actually increases IQ, especially in the early years when the neural pathways of the brain are being formed.
The Democratic Platform this year is short on substance for the most part, but they still want your kids in public funded preschools that don't yet exist:
I guess they don't realize we're in debt up to our eyeballs. I guess they also want your kid from babyhood.Pre-school
We will make quality, affordable early childhood care and education available to every
American child from the day he or she is born. Our Children's First Agenda, including
increases in Head Start and Early Head Start and investments in high-quality Pre-K, will
improve quality and provide learning and support to families with children ages zero to
five. Our Presidential Early Learning Council will coordinate these efforts.