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Some Conservatives See US Shutdown of Early Education Programs as Opportunity

At the heart of the U.S. government shutdown there is a philosophical debate over whether government programs for the poor help pull people out of poverty or make people more dependent on government handouts. Some conservatives see the curtailing of a pre-school program for low income families, though, not as a crisis, but as an opportunity. The federally-funded Head Start program provides meals, medical screenings and preschool training for more than one million children from low-income ...

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