Saturday, April 16, 2005

Child Care

You would think that in a front-page article in today's N&O concerning the impending closing of a day care center there would be some examination of why the center is closing. The article states that it is not economically feasible for the center to continue to care for younger children because of the low student-to-teacher ratio. But it does not mention that the ratio is a result of state regulation.

As a parent, would you rather have substandard care for your child at a 5:1 ratio or good care from an excellent teacher at an 8:1 ratio? In NC, you can't get that care at the 8:1 ratio, so your options are limited. You would think that even a paper that supports the party of big government would mention the regulatory details of the issue.