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The male and female nannies will be responsible for making sure kids are socially transitioned and prepared to tackle kindergarten by age 5.

Whatever mom and dad can’t accomplish at home during their busy lives, no worries: Uncle Sam’s minions will be at the ready.

Potty training: Don’t sweat it. ABCs: A breeze. Weaning? Hold that thought. Do you really think your breast milk would be in safekeeping at a public school?

Look, here’s the deal, folks. The Obama 2010 budget proposal sought $300 million for the then-new Early Learning Challenge Fund. Now advocates are pushing for $1 billion.

Once a government spigot is turned on, however well intentioned the flow of dollars, it’s never turned off.

Ronald Reagan made an education campaign promise, too, and you know where that stands.

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