An archive of research links and resources highlighting preschool,
kindergarten and child research studies, conducted by educational and
independent sources and how they relate to childhood development, family
cohesiveness and educational values.
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Teacher Certification Reconsidered: Stumbling for Quality
The Abell Foundation
March 14, 2001
Maryland's requirement that individuals must complete a prescribed body of coursework before teaching in a public school is deeply misguided.
This process, known as teacher certification, is neither an efficient nor an effective means by which to ensure a competent teaching force. Worse, it is often counterproductive.
The War Against Boys
The Atlantic Monthly (MA)
by Christina Hoff Sommers
November 19, 2000
How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men
A look at the sex breakdown of the CDC's suicide statistics reveals that for males aged ten to fourteen, the suicide rate increased 71 percent between 1979 and 1988; for girls the increase was 27 percent.
Bruce Wiseman is National President of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and opposes the use of psychiatric medications.
Ecology of Mind
by Testimony of Bruce Wiseman
July 20, 1999
We stand at the dawn of the 21st century with technology hurtling us into a space-age future while an estimated 5 million American children have been legally placed on mind-bending drugs. These drugs are not only addictive but are ti
The use of these drugs - on a dramatic rise amongst school children, particularly over the last two decades - is a primary factor in the creation of acts of random senseless violence among our youth. Indeed, while all manner of reasons have been offered for the recent rash of school shootings, the simple but frightening fact is that the rise of senseless violence in our schools is date coincident with, and directly tied to, the increased use of these prescribed mind altering, mood-changing drugs.
Universal Preschool Is No Golden Ticket: Why Government Should Not Enter the Preschool Business
Cato Policy Analysis, Cato Institute
by Darcy Ann Olsen
February 9, 1999
Across the country legislators are deciding whether to require public school districts to provide no-fee prekindergarten classes for all three- and four-year-olds.
Georgia and New York have implemented universal preschool programs for four-year-olds, and other states have taken steps in that direction. Those programs are voluntary so far, but there have been calls for mandatory participation.
Child custody and divorce rates - a study with statistical graphs
by Richard Kuhn and John Guidubaldi, D.Ed.
October 23, 1997
This paper compares divorce rate trends in the United States in states that encourage joint physical custody (shared parenting) with those in states that favor sole custody.
States with high levels of joint physical custody awards (over 30%) in 1989 and 1990 have shown significantly greater declines in divorce rates in following years through 1995. Divorce rates declined nearly four times faster in high joint custody states, compared with states where joint physical custody is rare.
The Advancing Nanny State: Why the Government Should Stay Out of Child Care
by Darcy Olsen
Advocates of increased government involvement in child care generally argue that (1) there is a shortage of child care facilities, (2) the facilities that do exist are not affordable, and (3) unregulated day care is harmful to children.
But the push for federal child care standards and more federal subsidies to make sure that all children have a "strong and healthy start in life" is unnecessary and misguided. There is no child care crisis.
Ninety-six percent of parents are satisfied with their child care arrangements; child care fees have not changed in real terms since the late 1970s; and the number of child care providers has kept pace with the swelling demand for child care.
How Welfare Harms Kids
The Heritage Foundation
by Robert E. Rector and Patrick F. Fagan
June 5, 1996
The Stand for Children rally, held in Washington on June 1, called attention to the plight of the nation's children.
The simple fact is that children are suffering because the U.S. welfare system has failed. Designed as a system to help children, it has ended up damaging and abusing the very children it was intended to save.