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Actions don’t back words

Mr. Bush has declared that he will leave no child behind.

Consider the administration’s proposed cuts in social services affecting youth, reported to have been passed by the Senate in January:

– $60.9 million cut from childcare, meaning access cut for 38,000 kids.

– $29 million cut from after-school programs.

– $13 million cut from programs that help abused and neglected children.

– $3 million cut from children’s mental health funding.

– $42 million cut from substance-abuse treatment programs.

Is there a gap here between speech and action?

Jane Baker Veit

Aspen


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