Early Start: Preschool Politics in the United States

Author
William T. Gormley, Jr.
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
129
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
Spring 2014
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
In 1971, Senator Walter Mondale introduced an ambitious Comprehensive Child Development Act that passed both houses of Congress. It was promptly vetoed by President Richard Nixon, who denounced it as an endorsement of "communal approaches to child rearing" (p. 82). Andrew Karch believes that this "watershed" moment had profound, lasting effects on preschool politics in the United States.
Political Geography
United States