I’m starting to hear some rumbling that a big pre-K program would make a great stimulus package education component. I’d argue that per-K should be a major - even the major – education spending item for the Obama Administration. But, as a matter of near-term economic stimulus doesn’t school construction make more sense? There is a real need for both traditional public schools and public charter schools and it’s a sensible way to create and maintain jobs. Pre-K, by contrast, should not be a jobs program or looked upon that way. For it to work, attention to quality and a sensible growth path are key.