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  • The Washington Times

    BRADY: Obama cries robbery but it's only about 2 cents

    Like the little boy who cried wolf, the White House has decided that if there isn't a crisis, you can create one and take advantage of it. That sums up President Obama's approach to the looming sequestration.


  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    ALGER: Obama's underperforming preschool plan

    Politicians staging photo ops with children is nothing new. President Obama stands out, however, for thinking he can grow the middle class with government-run, universal preschool.


  • HICKS: Julia's carefree life offers no real appeal

    Last week, in an advertorial slideshow on ObamaForAmerica.com, the president's re-election campaign introduced "The Life of Julia" about a fictional "everywoman" whose government-subsidized existence is intended to reassure women voters about President Obama's ability to provide for them in an uncertain future.


  • Pre-kindergarten teacher Laura Amling helps her 3-year-old students with a project at Powell Elementary School in Washington on Dec. 6, 2011. The expansion in public prekindergarten programs has slowed and even been reversed in some states as school districts cope with shrinking budgets. As a result, many 3- and 4-year-olds aren't going to preschool. (Associated Press)

    Recession slows growth in public prekindergarten

    The expansion in public prekindergarten programs has slowed and even been reversed in some states as school districts cope with shrinking budgets. As a result, many 3- and 4-year-olds aren't going to preschool.


  • Safety violations found at Head Start centers

    It's the kind of stuff that gives moms nightmares: a machete near a play area, household chemicals accessible to preschoolers, and instructors teaching without a criminal background check.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Head Start a sound investment

    The recent column titled "Head Start just another failed notion" (Web, Wednesday) is an unwarranted and ill-informed mischaracterization of Head Start's successful, national commitment to providing critical early-childhood education services to our nation's poorest children.


  • SIMMONS: Head Start just another failed notion

    Something very intriguing occurred this week when President Obama made his high-profile pronouncement about education policy. If you read or listened closely, you noticed how adept the president was at channeling predecessors Lyndon Baines Johnson and George W. Bush - and simultaneously, at that.


  • ** FILE ** President Obama visits a classroom at Yeadon Regional Head Start Center in Yeadon, Pa., on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama again sidesteps Congress with Head Start order

    President Obama unveiled the latest installment of his "we can't wait" campaign against Congress Tuesday, this time issuing new rules governing the early childhood education program Head Start.


  • **FILE** Sen. Tom Harkin (foreground), Iowa Democrat, joins Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, and other senators at a "Back Off Social Security" rally on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 28, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Education cuts coming, but fewer than GOP wanted

    The final spending deal struck by the White House and congressional leaders spares the Education Department the deeper cuts sought by House Republicans, according to the agreement reached Friday. =


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