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Column: Republicans are trying to drag free preschool and college into the culture war

Let me see if I have this straight. The Republican Party is rebranding itself as the nation’s leading supporter of family and child education.

Yet it’s launched an all-out attack on President Joe Biden’s proposals to help families pay for child care and provide free preschool and college, painting them as intrusive “social engineering.”

What’s wrong with this picture?

The short answer is that the GOP has chosen to attack Biden’s $1.8 trillion American Families Plan not on the merits — that is, as an expansion and shoring up of the social safety net for American households — but by painting it as an

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