NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

LTE: Head Start

In a Friday 'Letter to the Editor' (LTE) a writer comments on the success they saw first hand with Head Start programs and the demise of the program in recent years due to budget cuts;

To my disappointment, I saw one Head Start program after another cut due to lack of funding. Head Start was denigrated and believed not to be worth the investment. Not worth the investment? How much does it cost to provide remedial education for low-achieving children? How much does it cost society when teen-agers get into trouble? We know that unmotivated, low academic-functioning students, many of whom do not graduate high school, are left with no hope for the future. Without hope, they have nothing.

Read the full piece here.

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