'The New Direction Congress has made
'The Head Start for School Readiness Act, which I will sign today and send to the President, is another bipartisan step toward our goal of ensuring that all of
'Passage of this excellent legislation is due in large part to the legislative skill of two of Congress' leading advocates for children, Chairman Ted Kennedy and Chairman George Miller.
'Chairman Miller was ably assisted on the Education and Labor Committee by an experienced legislator and the sponsor of this crucial legislation, Congressman Dale Kildee of Michigan, and two members of his committee, Lynn Woolsey and Linda Sanchez, both of California.
'I also want to thank Congressman Mike Castle of Delaware for his willingness to reach across the aisle in what is truly a bipartisan effort to strengthen Head Start.
'We are also joined by three of our new members who worked alongside Chairman Miller in the House to deliver this bipartisan victory for
'I thank them all for their hard work and dedication to
'I also want to welcome our special guests this morning: Cynthia, Jessica, Shagittu, Colin, Ahmari, Gregory, and Julian.
This past spring, the New Direction Congress convened the National Summit on
'The Head Start for School Readiness Act puts the children's summit's findings into action. It is informed by the latest science. It invests in teacher and classroom quality, focuses on school readiness, and makes Head Start available to more children.
'Head Start is one of
'The New Direction Congress has made clear that we take seriously our responsibility to
'On behalf of