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Head Start cuts hit Oregon

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Federal sequester cuts mean Head Start will enroll 834 fewer students in Oregon this year.

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D) OR was in Portland for a town hall on health care, but also weighed in on the new estimates on Head Start cuts.

“You either get there early with effective programs, particularly ones that are educational in nature and you help those youngsters or you play catch up for years and years later," Wyden said. "So often in the welfare system and criminal justice system where the expenses are much greater.”

Read more at KGW.

 

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-1 #1 Good use of money?Guest 2013-08-20 18:34:42
Head Start programs have been demonstrated NOT to make a lasting difference in children's lives or ability once they enter school. Instead of the usual kneejerk response of "we can't say no to the children!" why not evaluate if there is another more effective approach to the perceived lack of skills or other issues hampering low income children as they enter grade school. There is way too much spent on "feel good" ideas that don't work.
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0 #2 MikeGuest 2013-08-26 23:57:29
Actually - that is the OPPOSITE of what every major study says. I think what you are referring to is the fact that when poor kids stop getting that additional educational support as they move throughout the grades, the lasting influence of Head Start wanes and they fall behind. The reason is that middle and upper middle class families often have family structures and resources to encourage learning - while poorer, lower income homes do not have the additional resources or an exploratory learning culture, and therefore lower income (ie, Head Start) kids suffer as a result. It has nothing to do with Head Start itself, and everything to do with the cycle of poverty that exists in this country, and the unwillingness of certain people to pay for (or acknowledge, apparently) programs with proven results.
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