Re "Study of language gap bolsters push for pre-K" (Page A1, Oct. 22): The article included 31 paragraphs outlining the differences between affluent or wealthier families and families with less educated" parents and low income homes. The conclusion was that there is a need for increased investment in pre-kindergarden programs.
It is not until the final paragraph that the key fact is revealed. In low income families where the parents actually speak to their children, those kids are doing better in language development.
The liberal crusade has again missed the boat. Household income isn't the controlling factor. It is the amount of quality time parents spend with their kids. Another government entitlement program can't fix that.
-- Gary Roberts, Davis