No, Republicans Will Not Support Expanded Pre-K

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David Brooks writes today that he’s a fan of President Obama’s initiative to expand pre-K education. Here’s his final paragraph:

President Obama has taken on a big challenge in a realistic and ambitious way. If Republicans really believe in opportunity and local control, they will get on board.

Needless to say, Brooks knows perfectly well that Republicans will never get on board with this. It costs money, it doesn’t benefit the rich, and it’s something Obama wants. That’s three strikes, and that’s all she wrote.

But Brooks keeps plugging away, appealing vainly to the obviously extinct better angels of their nature. I wonder what it’s like being stuck doing that twice a week for life?

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