Bill Muehlenberg
Updated January 2009
  • Introduction
  • I. Day care can be harmful to children
  • II. Quality in day care
  • III. Preference for home
  • IV. Choice for women
  • V. Recommendations
  • Conclusion


Modern life is full of pressures which were not around just several decades ago. Today the battle to pay off the family home and meet other financial needs is becoming increasingly more difficult. A single wage is often not sufficient. As a result more and more families are relying on two incomes to get them through. The need for out of home child care has therefore risen markedly. Moreover, the large increase in the number of single parents has also meant a greater demand for formal child care.

Proponents of PC are fuming that the Prime Minister should suggest that our public schools might be short of values and long on political correctness. He has created a firestorm of protest from the secularists and humanists by stating that more and more parents are sending their children to non-public schools. He said the reason they are being sent to private and independent schools is because of political correctness and a loss of values in public schools.

George Orwell once remarked, “There are some ideas so preposterous that only an intellectual could believe them”. The move to redefine the nature of marriage may be a case in point. When the Australian Prime Minister recently suggested that our marriages laws should be strengthened, the reaction was as swift as it was hostile.

"Male and female homosexuals should not be allowed to marry because -

  • Most nations acknowledge that marriage is a relationship which provides dignity, purity and sanctity

  • The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released a set of figures which should frighten all of us. The figures, based on recent trends, suggest that more than one in four girls are likely to go through life childless. It estimates that 28 per cent of women will forgo having children unless present trends are reversed.

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