Thousands of California children are likely to be turned away from Head Start classrooms this fall as the sequestration cuts to Head Start, the federally funded early care and education program for children under five, come into full effect. EdSource Today’s early education reporter, Lillian Mongeau, discussed the impact of the cuts recently on KQED Radio’s Forum and in a segment on NBC Bay Area.
On KQED, Mongeau joined Rick Mockler, president of the California Head Start Association, Russ Whitehurst, of the Brookings Institute and Forum host Dave Iverson to discuss how the cuts are affecting Head Start and whether the value of Head Start has been proven. Mongeau was later interviewed by NBC reporter Sam Brock for a “Reality Check” segment.
Listen to a recording of the KQED program and watch the NBC segment.