"Except in the case of severely disadvantaged, high-risk kids, preschool does almost no good to anyone," Shikha Dalmia writes over at Reason.com. "If anything, separating kids from their parents and putting them in an institutional setting at a young an age might do some real psychological damage" [as Karen Effrem, MD, has pointed out].
Meanwhile, some of our favorite nannies are wringing their hands over what they see as the "problem" of chronic absenteeism among preschoolers. Of course, some people don't see it as a problem at all.
And in the new issue of Perspective, economist Wendy Warcholik says it's time for Oklahoma to diversify its preschool portfolio.