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Topic - Steve Barnett
Steve Barnett has been flying unmanned aerial systems for more than 30 years — long before the word "drone" started making global headlines. But now, the 65-year-old Army veteran and model-airplane enthusiast finds himself answering new questions as his hobby gets dragged into a white-hot national debate.
What's the real message behind Barack Obama's call in his State of the Union speech for taxpayer-funded "universal" preschool and his trip to a Georgia preschool last Thursday for photo ops?
States are cutting hundreds of millions from their pre-kindergarten budgets, undermining years of working to help young children — particularly poorer kids — get ready for school.
"I just enjoy this. There's so much to learn," he said.
"I take great offense if someone tries to pay me," Mr. Barnett said.