Sunday, April 19, 2015

Can funding be boosted for early-childhood programs as a crime-stopping strategy?

READER POLL

Can funding be boosted for early-childhood programs as a crime-stopping strategy?

Yes, law enforcement officials' support means people will listen
 
  224 (31.4%)
No, don't buy the notion that Pre-K deters crime
 
  344 (48.2%)
Yes, but it will have to await a better economic climate
 
  83 (11.6%)
No, Head Start-type programs have become a political football in Red State / Blue State battles
 
  152 (21.3%)
Total votes = 713
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