The debate over federal spending cuts has made Head Start a major topic of conversation in Washington. Leaders from both parties warn that tens of thousands of kids will lose a chance at Head Start’s preschool program, if the across-the-board spending cuts are allowed to happen.
To some critics, cutting Head Start would be a good thing. They think it is a failure, and not worth the money.
To analyze the argument,we took a closer look at the study often used to criticize Head Start's effectiveness and visit a Head Start classroom in Grand Rapids.
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