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House Bill Would Leave 3 of 4 Hispanic Children Behind


July 3, 2003
English Language LearnersGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local
Hispanic News

Nearly three-quarters of a million at-risk Hispanic children in California, Texas, Arizona and the rest of the United States would be left unserved by the successful Head Start program under a controversial U.S. House bill that may come to a vote shortly after the July 4th holiday weekend, according to national and state-level Head Start advocates. “This is nothing short of a national scandal: 77 percent of Hispanic infants and toddlers go unserved by Head Start today,” said Manda Lopez, executive director of the National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association.