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House lawmakers debate state role in Head Start management

June 3, 2003
Governance and AccountabilityState & LocalWorkforce
Shawn Zeller

Republicans and Democrats on the House Education and the Workforce Education Reform Subcommittee kicked off their discussion Tuesday on reauthorization of the Head Start program with a partisan debate over GOP plans to allow states to administer funding for the preschool program. Members of the panel, Republicans and Democrats alike, agreed that the federal government would have to increase pay for Head Start teachers to attract and retain degree-holding teachers.