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    Re: Head Start Cuts Services For More Than 57,000 Children Due To Sequestration

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Funny, it seems most agencies out there managed to find enough waste to cut that nothing vital had to be cut. So either they are idiots, or they are playing politics with children. What a shame this whole sequestration was the President's idea, eh?
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    Re: Head Start Cuts Services For More Than 57,000 Children Due To Sequestration

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Yup, and Obama had the opportunity to avoid it but didn't so he could blame it on Republicans.

    The article mentions the hardship on parents such as day care and loss of meal programs. But didn't these conditions all exist before Head Start? And then there is the evidence that by the 3rd or 4th grade any advancements made because of Head Start are no longer measurable. So if what we are complaining about is the federal government no longer providing day care and meals for kids who would still be at home with their parents were it not for this overblown day care subsidy, then the complaints start to look like whining about not having the nanny state to take care of their kids.

    When my son was 4 we applied for Head Start. He was already reading and we felt being in school would be an advantage for him. He did not qualify because we made too much and were not minorities. He is now 12 in 7th grade and no longer shows an advantage over his classmates. We got him in to a private school at 4 years old. The original reason he was not accepted in to public school at that point was because he missed the age cuttoff date... by less than a week.
    Wait....you have had your kid in private school, he apparently is average, did not get head start.....and this is an argument against head start?


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    Re: Head Start Cuts Services For More Than 57,000 Children Due To Sequestration

    I just want to say hi to everyone before every potential idiot comes in with a random "damn Republicans" comment.

    They blamed sequestration on Republicans before - this is the chance for them to do it again.

    Think of it as a census for morons.

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    Re: Head Start Cuts Services For More Than 57,000 Children Due To Sequestration

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    And yet it seems that the poor will be paying for the mess...
    WHAT!!!!

    Stop the ****ing presses!

    People are going to have to pay to take care of their own kids?

    What monster instituted such a barbaric policy?

    Didn't anyone tell them that there's a middle class that can be fleeced to pay for the needs of the poor?

    This country is going to hell in a handbasket I tell you!

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    Re: Head Start Cuts Services For More Than 57,000 Children Due To Sequestration

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    And yet it seems that the poor will be paying for the mess... [/FONT][/COLOR]
    I don't think it counts as "paying" for it when you pay nothing.

    They're just getting exactly what they pay for now, which doesn't seem too unreasonable to me.

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    Re: Head Start Cuts Services For More Than 57,000 Children Due To Sequestration

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    So we shouldn't educate our young? Go back to the days when only the elite could afford an education?
    This is a daycare program disguised as a schooling program...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Head Start Cuts Services For More Than 57,000 Children Due To Sequestration

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    So we shouldn't educate our young? Go back to the days when only the elite could afford an education?
    Sure we should and everyone has the opportunity to get into school at about 5 years of age. Head Start wasn't about education, it was about day care with a thin veneer of "help the children" pasted on it.
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    Re: Head Start Cuts Services For More Than 57,000 Children Due To Sequestration

    How did we ever get by without all the freebies? I attended public schools from 1952 to 1964. We made our own breakfast before going to school, and packed lunches in paper bags to take with us.
    There were no before or after school programs, either.

    The current crop of kids have all kinds of programs, and still the average High School student of today is ignorant.
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    Re: Head Start Cuts Services For More Than 57,000 Children Due To Sequestration

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Wait....you have had your kid in private school, he apparently is average, did not get head start.....and this is an argument against head start?

    We could not get Head Start, we thought he was ready for school anyway and a private Christian school took him. He was there for a couple of years and then transfered to public school. His grade level went with him, so we got around the age requirement thru advancement, otherwise he would be in 6th grade now instead of 7th.

    See, this is why I don't have to worry about what I talk about online. I don't have to remember what I told somebody because I tell the truth and the truth is always the same. And I don't know if there have been changes to unemployment and food stamp programs since then, it was 4 years ago IIRC.

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    Re: Head Start Cuts Services For More Than 57,000 Children Due To Sequestration

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    So we shouldn't educate our young? Go back to the days when only the elite could afford an education?
    Who said that? He didn't.

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