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Sparks Fly Over States’ Role In Head Start

June 9, 2003
Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Pamela M. Prah

Among the most controversial aspects of the House GOP measure is the idea of allowing states to combine their pre-school and child care programs with Head Start. [The House plan] dropped the idea of moving the Head Start program from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Department of Education, which many groups opposed, saying it emphasized education at the expense of nutrition, parenting and other Head Start programs.