GOP Assault on Children Continues with Dismantling of Head Start
D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following
statement this afternoon on Republican plans to dismantle Head Start:
"Instead of trying to strengthen Head Start, Republicans are
trying to dismantle it. It is yet another in a long line of Republican
assaults on children -- from under funding education, to denying
the child tax credit to millions of working families, and now an
attempt to destroy Head Start.
know that parents and teachers will not tolerate killing Head Start
with one blow, so they have begun a death by a thousand cuts. That
is shameful and grossly unfair to the children who need Head Start.
is no doubt that Head Start works -- it involves parents to make
sure children get the education and the medical treatment they need.
in our children is the best investment we can make. Head Start is
an extraordinarily effective way to do so.
want to expand access to Head Start to all eligible preschoolers,
improve the flexibility of Head Start programs to meet community
needs, maintain the commitment to parental involvement, and fully
sad that we have to fight on the House floor to keep an incredibly
successful preschool program, but fight we will. We will not let
Republicans kill Head Start."