Low-income preschool students threatened under sequestration

From school hallways to the food on families’ tables, the budget turmoil in the nation’s capital may have a direct effect on Californians’ lives should Congress fail to reach a deal this week.

Ismael Lopez said his son, Elil, is flourishing since he began attending the Little Stars Head Start program, which gives low-income children the preschool education they may otherwise not receive.

“We can’t pay for it,” Lopez said. “Everything is so expensive”

If congress does not come to a consensus on the budget and the sequester takes effect on Friday, the doors to schools across Los Angeles will close. Organizations, like PACE and LA-UP, that help run the programs cannot keep them going.

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