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A Relevant Repeat

Sunday, July 03, 2005 At 11:09pm:

The War In Iraq Costs $173,073,057,160

Instead, we could have paid for 22,923,583 children to attend a year of Head Start.

According to the 2000 census, 71,843,425 children were living in the United States. Of these children, 23,026,593 were under the age of 6. If it weren't for the Head Start daycare down the street from us- either my partner or I would have to stop working. We still have to pay tuition- but it is nowhere near the thousands of dollars a month at other centers. According to Head Start's own records they serve a little over a million kids a year

Can you image what would happen, if instead of the Iraq War, we were building child care centers?

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