In a speech on in Rhode Island, President Obama said women choosing to stay at home to raise their kids is "not a choice we want Americans to make."
Pumping his administration's desire for taxpayer-funded public pre-school, Obama said:
Sometimes, someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. And that’s not a choice we want Americans to make.
What Obama wants is "better child care, day care, early child education policies." He said in the Friday speech, "Too often parents have no choice but to put their kids in cheaper day care that maybe doesn’t have the kinds of programming that makes a big difference in a child’s development."
The president explained that creating public pre-school is "good for families [and] children" and that way it could be ensured that "women are full and equal participants in [the] economy."
Wrap up: Stay-at-home moms -- not a choice Americans should make. Public pre-school provided by the government -- good for families and children because both parents can be free from child rearing to make money, and that grows the economy.
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