Skip to comments.Sequester Means Bad News For Head Start Beneficiaries [Obama Loving Radio Station Fosters Panic]
Posted on 02/26/2013 10:45:52 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
The sequester is scheduled to take effect on Friday, and that means Florida stands to lose hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding and 80,000 jobs.
One program that will likely get slammed is Head Start, which provides early education and health services to tens of thousands of Florida children.
About 2,700 of those kids will lose those benefits if the sequester kicks in.
Dr. Daniel Armstrong, director of the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, says the sequester could have devastating consequences for the children being booted off the rolls.
"We run the risk that a portion of those children are going to be the dropouts," said Armstrong. "Maybe the children that will have more of the mental health difficulties...
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Awwww....they won’t be able to attend a failing program.
Headstart is nothing more than a free daycare. It doesn’t provide any education worth a damn.........
Oh noooo! Not Head Start!
I want to know how many parents in this country failed to graduate from elementary school.
What .. in .. thee .. hail .. ??!!??
The Miami television outlets are bad, too. Beating the pro-Obama sequester drums....
Even the resident smarty pants Dr. on NPR didn’t follow the pc crap of the idiot obamabot leading the interview.
HE SAID HEAD START WAS WORTHLESS.
Free day care. That’s nice. I guess a lot of little innocent bastards are not raped between 7 and 4 and fed some Obama food...from Obama stash.
Sorry...I’ve run out of compassion.
I don't know how it is going to devastate anyone except Baby Mama who won't have a place to put her little darlings while she screws around all day. The kids certainly don't learn anything in these daycare holding cells.
It may actually devastate the so-called teachers who won't be able to find another cushy job that pays like that one where they can't be fired for incompetence. It has absolutely nothing to do with teaching children, period.
I truly Do. Not. Care.
Bring on the sequester bambi.
He probably had to say that. After all, his boss is Donna Shalala.
We are educators in this family. Head start is a program that allows non citizens to not learn English. They can send their children to these programs to learn our language so then don’t have to learn and teach them themselves. Head start is a parent not parenting most of the day.
For their older children there are all of the after school programs that last until 6PM. You can now drop your kid off at 7:30 AM have the school feed them breakfast, lunch, and keep then until 6 in the evening so you don’t have to pay for childcare. Someone has to pay for that child care and the professionals who babysit their children. Several of the parents who use the after school programs here don’t even work. There is nothing to stop them from picking up their kids after school and taking them home. They choose to not parent and leave the child at the school. If you think that after school programs include teaching and learning, think again. They play games, watch movies and play on the playground.
And we the citizen taxpayers pay out the but t for all of this.
I will shed no tears if parents have to actually parent their children again.
HEADSTART is Free Day Care for people who don’t work and therefore do not need day care. It doesn’t work in terms of the learning curve, otherwise we would now have, after several generations of this program, a plethora of Brilliant, educated, erudite Hordes who were raised on welfare, and now are embarking upon a holy quest to save the world.
Its all for the children..
Meanwhile the GOP fights tooth and nail to preserve tax breaks for millionaires.
Guess who loses the PR battle.
As Greg Gutfield said on “The Five” yesterday, “The bad news is that Head Start will be reduced. The good news is that Head Start will be reduced!”
OMG I just can not beleive people are falling for this idiocy.
Last night on the local news reported that 30,000 people at Vandenberg Air Force Base will be laid off at the end of the month if the “S” happens.
What does it matter they don’t even have 30K employees...
And it just got worse from there........
Googled sequestration and this came up. Already blaming the cancelation of an airshow on something that hasn’t happened yet.
Sequestration is the new Global Warming.
I’m not sure about other Head Start programs (they’re like franchises, I suppose), but the one run by my city has done a lot of good to my special-needs grandson. His parents are not on welfare. His gradparents are not on welfare. We all work. The kid qualified because even if he’s a brilliant kid, he can’t talk. Head Start is not just day care. They arranged for our kid to receive speech and occupational therapy in addition to their normal curriculum, and he’s doing great. He is now ready and has been accepted in a private school which he starts in the fall and will cost us a pretty penny. If it weren’t for Head Start it would have taken far longer for the kid to be ready for an actual school.
And no, we don’t pay for it. But the parents that can, buy materials that are needed and volunteer to help the teachers.
Again, this particular Head Start run by this particular city, IMHO, works.
what will it “lose”. 0.02% or something?
Here’s an idea. How ‘bout these Head Start baby mamas actually do what WE did — marry, get up in the morning and go to work, stay married, and pay for your OWN freaking preschool for your own kids — Oh, and don’t have so many that you can’t afford it?
I mean — that’s what WE did.
I am sorry if I may have offended you. It looks as though you have gotten a rare and wonderful situation. My experience with similar programs (as a teacher, both paid and volunteer) have been quite different, but I am very happy that you have been blessed in this way.
I don’t give a CRAP if I have “Offended” “You”... My “Give a Crap Meter” is BROKE! So STICK IT!
No offense taken. The thing is that our city’s independent school system uses Head Start as a Pre-K and feeder into its K-12 schools.
I was replying to left-that-other-site, not you, squid.
And then there are the newsies on WIOD who also do commercials and product endorsements....so much for news "ethics" (probably an oxymoron anyway).
I started to curtail listening to WIOD a few months ago, when they hired Rick Sanchez (yes, THAT Rick Sanchez) for the 3pm slot. If you have been in South Florida for a long time, you will know something of his “history” here. I can’t listen to him and I will no longer listen to their news broadcasts. Rush is enough WIOD for me,.
You are right about the news people. It would be interesting to do a study of how often the “newscasters” (particularly Michael Wolf) start their broadcast with:
“PRESIDENT OBAMA...”. (I can’t duplicate the syrupy enthusiasm here, but you know what I am talking about.)
Oh yeah, I catch the post-Rush show occasionally, too, when I am in my car.
Self-centered is the word...pretty bad.
I am referring to the “news casts” WIOD puts on in between Rush’s hours and at the half hour...it is like these sad little leftists just ACHING to put in a story that praises Obama...most of the time, it is very evident they are merely repeating the liberal line and none of them are very well-read when it comes to history or economics...or they wouldn’t repeat such nonsense.
Once in a while I am able to catch the morning guy, not sure of his name, but he used to be on the Dolphins. Kind of conservative, liberal on social issues...but he is about as close as you’ll get to a real conservative on that show locally.
Pretty weak state of affairs.
That station used to run Mark Levin. I don’t think they do anymore.
Sean Hannity they DO run, but I am not a big fan.
You’re thinking of Jimmy Cefalo in the morning. Their worst news guy is that guy Wolf. He never misses taking a shot at Rick Scott, although after Scott’;s flip on Medicaid I’m not a fan any more either. (But then I’m not an “unbiased” news reader).
Jimmy Cefalo. He’s a good guy (kind of a libertarian). I try to catch him on my way to work. He is very anti-big-governemt, Pro-gun...
Just glad that turd burglar Neil Rodgers has assumed root temperature.
s/b room temperature.
root works too!
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