Controversy over pamphlet linking kindergarten to lower IQ
A former Swiss People’s Party MP is causing a stir after publishing a pamphlet which suggests children who are sent to kindergarten suffer a lower IQ.
Toni Bortoluzzi is known for his conservative attitudes, and in 2016 created controversy by saying gay people had a defective brain.
His recent leaflet says every day a child is in kindergarten, reduces their IQ later between the ages of 8 and 14.
He admits he’s a conservative grandparent and says nothing can replace the care of parents.
But the head of the Swiss Childcare Association, Nadine Hoch, says the logic is ridiculous and maybe the former MP would prefer women to be back at the stove.