The media plays a central role in providing balanced coverage of the movement toward government funded universal preschool. We encourage you to include the cons along with the pros in articles and interviews on public preschool-for-all. While proponents have saturated the media with arguments in favor of government preschools -- very little coverage has been given to the opposition. Your readers, viewers, and listeners deserve to hear both sides of this issue so they can make informed choices about whether or not to support and/or utilize government funded universal preschool programs. We need open, vibrant debate and discussion about government pre-k programs before we vote to implement them.
To help you provide the argument against government preschools, we offer the opposing point of view at this website. We have archived preschool Research, Commentary, and News from reliable and renown resources (use our convenient search engine to pinpoint those relevant to your news story or article). We also archive Press Releases and Articles by UniversalPreschool.com. We provide an FAQ, a one-sheet on the inherent problems with universal preschool, and a list of experts (including parents) to contact regarding pre-k stories.
Research, News, Commentary, Press Releases, & Articles
- Research - Preschool Research is right at your fingertips! We've compiled research regarding the education of children ages 2-5 and put it all in one, easy-to-find place.
- News - Find editorials, legislation, public policy and trends on issues relating to the push toward universal preschool education.
- Commentary - Provocative opinion and commentary on the value, or lack thereof, of universal preschool and government preschool-for-all programs.
- Press Releases & Articles - A list of press releases and
articles by or about UniversalPreschool.com
- FAQ - Get quick answers to commonly asked questions about universal preschool and the "pre-k for all" movement.
- At-A-Glance - A one-sheet on the inherent problems with Universal Preschool at a Glance
Profiles of Media Contacts
Scroll through our profiles of experts, researchers, educators, parents and even private preschool providers who oppose government preschools. They are all willing to provide comment and exposition on the looming threat of government universal preschools.
Diane Flynn Keith -- Diane Flynn Keith is the founder of UniversalPreschool.com, a forum for opposing government funded and/or mandated preschool-for-all programs. She is also a veteran homeschool mom, activist, writer and speaker. She is the editor and publisher of Homefires~The Journal of Homeschooling Online, and the author of the best-selling book, "Carschooling: Over 350 Entertaining Games & Activities To Turn Travel Time Into Learning Time," published by Random House. Ms. Keith is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in education outside the traditional classroom walls. She is a featured columnist for The Link, a national homeschool newspaper, and has contributed to a number of books on homeschooling including "The California Homeschool Guide" and "The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas."
In addition to being a prolific writer on the topic of alternative education, Diane Flynn Keith is a popular keynote speaker at education conferences and seminars in California and Nevada. Ms. Keith has been a distinguished presenter at professional development seminars and conferences for teachers in public school and charter school home study programs throughout southern California. From 1997 to the present, she's been a regular guest speaker at Child-Parent and Child-Family classes at Skyline College in northern CA. She has also testified in court as a Homeschool Expert Witness.
Diane has been interviewed about home education on television for ABC, CBS, and NBC. She has been interviewed by publications such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury News, The Contra Costa Times, and many more hard copy and online publications. She has been a guest on national radio programs as well. Recently, Diane was a guest on "The John and Ken Show" on KFI in Los Angeles discussing the pitfalls of preschool-for-all.
You can E-mail Diane Flynn Keith, or call 650-365-9425
Teri House -- Teri House is a homeschooling mom, who became enraged about the Preschool-For-All legislation and has decided to make defeating it her main goal until the vote in June, 2006. She spent her youth and childhood in Central Illinois and graduated from Western Illinois University. She moved to several states before settling in Southern California in the early 1990's. She is a member of B.O.M.B.'s, Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and the Republican Party. Before kids, she managed large-scale bicycling events. She is currently on the board of directors of the San Diego Council of Hostelling International.
You can E-mail Teri House, or call 760-726-0846