Head Starts cuts in the New York Times

“In the last decade, the number of states supporting Head Start dropped by only one, to 16. But state financing fell 45 percent, a total of $122 million, from 2001 to 2010, according to the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University.”

A recent New York Times‘ piece noted that sequestration would cut $590 million from Head Start, which could eliminate slots for 80,000 children and jobs for more than 30,000 employees. Also notable is the fact that as states have faced tight budgets in recent years, those that provide supplemental funding for Head Start have also scaled back. The Times‘ used data from a blog post that my colleague Jen Fitzgerald and myself wrote on this topic in March. I’d be lying if I said that this un-cited referenced from the Times didn’t absolutely make my week!

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