Fox's Tucker Carlson On Universal Pre-K: "Is It The Government's Right To Control Your Children?"

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In a misleading tease for a segment about universal pre-kindergarten, Fox News host Tucker Carlson falsely claimed that President Obama has vowed "to mandate universal preschool programs."  

On the February 14 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, co-host Tucker Carlson said before cutting to commercial break, "President Obama vowing to mandate universal preschool programs" and asked if the government has a "right to control your children." Obama's push for early education programs, however, does not include mandating them, as he specifically laid out in his State of the Union address when he asked Congress "to help states make high-quality pre-K available to every four-year-old." And as Jonathan Cohn at The New Republic points out, "[P]articipation in the program would be strictly voluntary. Nobody is mandating that anybody go to preschool."

Previously:

Rove Dismisses Facts to Attack Obama's Pre-K Education Proposal

Media Cherry-Pick Facts To Falsely Label Head Start Program A Failure

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