Feb
07

Against Pre-K, In Charge of Pre-K

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UPDATE: Loretta Boniti of News14 is reporting via Twitter: “Dianna Lightfoot, DHHS appointee, has informed Sect. Wos she will NOT take this position.”

Laura Leslie:

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos announced Tuesday that Dianna Lightfoot has been appointed the state’s new director of Child Development and Early Education.

The Division of Child Development and Early Education, or DCDEE, oversees the state’s child-care program as well as NC Pre-K, which was moved into Health and Human Services from the Department of Public Instruction last session.
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The National Physicians Center for Family Resources, which Lightfoot founded in 2001, advocates against “institutional” preschool programs.

“In the case of early childhood education programs, available research suggests they may actually be inferior to early learning opportunities at home. In addition, it appears the demand for out of home childcare is not as prevalent as many advocates claim,” says an open letter signed by Lightfoot on the group’s website.

The letter also warns that “There is great potential for early learning institutions to foster more dependency on the government (i.e. taxpayer) and more of an entitlement mentality.”


Comments

  1. trifecta says:

    She also was involved in abstinence only education for the Bush admin, as well as promoting gay restorative therapy. The abstinence only website her org was funded to do had too many problems, mainly with the truth in the goal of chastity belt.

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  2. Tom Sullivan says:

    But she’s a strong supporter of women’s rights when it comes to opposing Sharia law in America.

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  3. Gordon Smith says:

    …and there’s more:

    “Obamacare: Freedom or Enslavement? That’s the question asked a few months ago by Dianna Lightfoot who was appointed NC Dept. of Health and Human Services director of early education programs (like Smart Start) yesterday.”

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  4. Gordon Smith says:

    Now News14 is reporting via Twitter:

    “Dianna Lightfoot, DHHS appointee, has informed Sect. Wos she will NOT take this position.”

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  5. Raven Ravinoff says:

    “Dianna Lightfoot, DHHS appointee, has informed Sect. Wos she will NOT take this position.”

    That was fast!

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  6. Davyne Dial says:

    Good lawd! She was their best shot??

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  7. RHS says:

    Yeah, but both sides do it.

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  8. Keith Thomson says:

    No one can make this stuff up. We here in North Carolina are in for a long 2-4 years.

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  9. Ascend of Asheville says:

    Maybe we should get the G.A. to pitch the state as a reality TV show.

    Call it “The Whole NC ‘lada”.

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  10. TJ says:

    Damn it, Keith, I was hoping I was having insomnia-induced hallucinations.

    With all this, I need to start looking for a cave next to a prepper!

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  11. TJ says:

    And, you’ll host, right, Jeff?

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  12. RHS says:

    No, no, no…voter fraud is only when students at colleges with reputations for being very liberal vote using an address other than that of their residence.

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