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Head Start Needs Reform

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A few weeks ago, some readers were miffed when Rob Portman, the Republican Senate candidate in Ohio, questioned stimulous money going to Head Start because it wasn’t succeeding very well as a program. Apparently, the Obama Administration agrees with Portman’s assessment–anyone familiar with this crucial but under-achieving program would agree–and has launched a major Head Start evaluation and reform process. This is exactly the sort of management and accountability needed in every area of government activity (and especially, yes, in the Pentagon budget).

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