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Learning technically commences in the womb, but what if formal education actually began at the moment of or within a few days, a few weeks, or a few months of birth. Never mind addressing or alleviating childcare burdens for millions of working class families and enabling a vast segment of the populace (i.e. those who do not have familial and/or other support systems) to work, an initiative of the sort would actually rectify the on-average five-year period of intellectual dormancy in children between birth and the minimum compulsory school age. When you consider the children who are reading by a year old, the notion is even less far fetched…

If students attended school and were formally taught, from birth, to learn all that they practically can learn at each stage of development, the education of students would be expedited, and the average student could graduate from high school by the age of thirteen (Jewish adulthood) or by eighth grade, eight being the number of completion, if the four years between birth and the average five-year-old compulsory school age were considered pre-k levels 1-4, which could be conducted at traditional childcare facilities, all or some of which could be merged into the school system.

Accordingly, the last four years of traditional secondary education would be considered post secondary education, or the average student who’d ordinarily be graduating with a high school diploma could, by the age of 17, be graduating with a bachelor’s degree.

In other words, if formal education commenced from birth, students could graduate with a post secondary education by completion of the twelfth grade.* Graduate studies would comprise any collegiate learning beyond that point, unless a student decides to acquire another bachelor’s degree in a different major or area of concentration (*high schools could also be transformed into the equivalent of universities and/or 14 to 17-year-old students could be transported by school buses to local colleges and universities).

Essentially, if formal education commenced from birth, education would be expedited, all or most students could receive a post secondary education prior to adulthood, and more students would seek graduate or master’s to doctorate degrees; accordingly, there would be more qualified candidates for skilled and highly skilled professions…

This would also save the government and Hope and other scholarship programs millions of the dollars that it pays in Pell grants and other funds for undergraduate degrees by application of what would ordinarily be funding for secondary education, and/or considering that all funds that the government would ordinarily pay for childcare assistance in programs that lack core requirements would be invested in formal education…

Additionally, the sect of individuals lacking familial and/or other support systems, many of whom are forced to leave their children home unattended while they work and/or who do not work at all due to a lack of childcare, would be empowered to work and pay income taxes, and generously patronize our consumer markets…

This would also alleviate burdens on public service programs, and save millions of dollars that the government pays to support indigent families. Hardships would be lifted from working class families per se who struggle to pay childcare costs, with the exception of reasonable fees paid for any before or afterschool programs in which their children might participate…

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