Here's the thing about Warren's Universal Child Care and Early Learning Plan. It's being trashed by those who cherry pick stats and who talk as if we shouldn't work to improve a plan once up and running but never try it in the first place.
How many new businesses fail? How many business people try and try and try until finally one effort works? What's different? Some people even try the same industry over and over and over until they finally get it working. Then they improve it and improve and improve it. What's wrong with that if trying Universal Child Care and Early Learning is bad to try and to work at improving once up and running? Everything is bad about it, but everything is not bad about it. You know that. Business people are constantly telling each other that simply not trying or simply giving up are mistakes.
You invest in a property. Things don't go as well as you had hoped. Do you take that as a sign that investing in property is not a path to income? How do you explain all the successes of others?
Who benefits if we don't try but leave things as they are? Why do those people benefit? That's the real issue.
I'm for Universal Child Care and Early Learning. I'm for public schools. Universal Child Care and Early Learning would be simply more public-school like coverage.
Why do public schools fail? Money. It's really that simple. Those who want to charge for school so they can become rich doing it don't want well-funded public schools.
I started public schooling in one of the best public-school systems in the world at the time in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Grosse Pointe Park is where we lived. That system was as good as the vast majority of private schools. I know because I went to private schools before and after my experience in Grosse Pointe. That system was rich due to the auto industry of Greater Detroit at the time. Public schools are usually funded via property taxes, and the houses in Grosse Pointe were generally expensive. Some were really huge mansions. The owners paid taxes that funded our schools (and other things). We weren't rich, far from it. We were very middle class. My parents were quite frugal. My father's church owned our house there so his kids could get decent and free educations.
My point is that if we were to fund public education out of the general revenue of the US, primarily income taxes, all public school systems could be more than adequately funded. Teachers could really make great salaries, which would attract more highly skilled people to take up teaching so class sizes could be smaller and there could be many more courses to choose from.
It makes no sense to be against it. Being against it is selfishness at heart. Why be that when you can be part of saving the world?
I'm not picking candidates. She simply has a good plan. She doesn't really even have to pay for it via her Wealth-Tax plan, but that's another post.