All-day kindergarten back on the ballot in St. Paul

  • Article by: ANTHONY LONETREE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 23, 2012 - 10:16 PM

Preschool scholarships on the horizon as all-day kindergarten heads to St. Paul voters again.

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dflleftOct. 23, 1210:59 PM

Raise your hand if you agree with the great Mayor that St Paul is proud to be a santuary city? that means free education, housing, and healthcare for illegal mexicans. the previous paragraph costs a whole lot more than all day school for 5 year olds.

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odinmanOct. 24, 12 7:07 AM

Although it doesn't hurt to review/reinforce such concepts, kids should really know their basic shapes, colors and basic counting "before" they get to kindergarten. If not, they are already behind.

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worldcitizenOct. 24, 12 8:46 AM

Kindergarten is primarily baby sitting for children of parents who want to work rather than parent and a way to placate the teachers union.

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marcymmbOct. 24, 12 9:50 AM

As it works now Parents have to pay for full day Kindergarden, but here is the problem my Grandson had to go to half days because my daughter made too much money for a grant but not enough to pay for it her self and I am sure there are alot of people in the same boat, so even out the fields half days for all.

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Earlybird39Oct. 24, 1210:05 AM

"Kindergarten is primarily baby sitting for children of parents who want to work rather than parent and a way to placate the teachers union." - - - probably one of the more ignorant statements I've read on the Strib boards, and that's saying a lot. I'm going to guess the writer has never researched a single thing about the importance of early education.

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highiqOct. 24, 1211:24 AM

Half day kindergarten is enough. Let kids be kids. And yes, full day kindergarten is just subsidized babysitting.

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redstateOct. 24, 12 6:05 PM

"The full-day program is a strategy aimed in part at erasing the achievement gap between white and minority students, a gap that Mayor Chris Coleman this month called the biggest threat to the community's well-being." Ok parents, you take the responsibility to make sure that your kids achieve. My parents did, or I didn't leave the house after school.

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