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Head Start reforms face serious fight


September 1, 2003
Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Cheryl Wetzstein
The Washington Times

Head Start is the biggest government-funded early childhood program, but it has always operated outside state control, with funds flowing directly from Washington to local grantees. The Bush administration and the House bill propose to experiment with this arrangement by creating a pilot program allowing up to eight governors, who meet strict eligibility rules, to meld Head Start into their existing preschool networks.