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Malloy floats ‘outside the box’ idea to early childhood advocates

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addresses the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance at the Lyceum in Hartford Thursday (Christine Stuart photo)
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addresses the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance at the Lyceum in Hartford Thursday (Christine Stuart photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Should we pay at-risk parents a minimum wage to attend school with their preschool age children? That’s an idea that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy floated Thursday during a speech to the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance.

He said the idea would be to help these parents through their own maladies or mental illnesses or even inter-generational unemployment and turn them into productive employees. He opined it would probably cost far less than having their children repeat a cycle of poverty.

“There are things we should be thinking about outside the box,” he told the group of early childhood providers Thursday.

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2 responses to “Malloy floats ‘outside the box’ idea to early childhood advocates”

  1. One and Done

    Governor blank check at it again. Does this guy ever stop with spending money we don’t have? This kind of thinking outside the box is like when your cat does it on the living room carpet instead of inside the box where it belongs.

  2. EveT

    On the face of it, educating the parents makes sense. It’s probably true that paying them minimum wage to attend school with the child would “cost far less than having their children repeat a cycle of poverty.”

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