We haven’t heard much about those apocalyptic sequester cuts during the president’s most recent vacation, but with school starting again, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wants America to know that the cuts (which were the president’s idea) have cost 57,000 children a place in Head Start.

Fewer children will be attending Head Start — that’s good news, right? Despite billions of dollars of investment, an extensive Head Start Impact Study showed that “positive effects of the program were minimal and vanished by the end of first grade.”



Good one.

There’s a thought: maybe if Bo Obama took the train and not a private jet to his family’s next vacation destination, a few kids could attend Head Start.


@BarackObama tweets bogus stat about economics of pre-K education

Junk social science: White House tweets bogus ‘fact’ about early education spending