Friday, November 16, 2007

Head Start Reauthorized With Prohibition On Religious Discrimination In Bill

Blog from the Capital reports that H.R. 1429, the Head Start for School Readiness Act, was passed in final form by Congress and sent to the President on Wednesday, leaving in it the anti-discrimination provision that had been the subject of extensive debate in the House. (See prior posting.) Some House members had backed amendments to allow religious preferences in hiring by Head Start programs.