VIDEO: Jenean Hampton: Head Start Is For "Indoctrination"
Posted September 23, 2015
FRANKFORT, KY -- At an event last night in Jessamine County, Republican Lt. Governor candidate Jenean Hampton continued her campaign's pattern of disparaging early learning programs, stating that Head Start is being used for "indoctrination."
HAMPTON: "See I remember when Head Start began and it was just for low income, very low income kids because they were not getting at home the training they should have gotten. That's what that was for. But I suspect, I truly suspect that now it's just being used to get the kids at an even earlier age and just start the indoctrination sooner. That's my feelings."
Previously, Matt Bevin stated that early childhood education programs like Head Start "serves no purpose."
From David Bergstein of the Kentucky Democratic Party: "It is so unfortunate that both Matt Bevin and Jenean Hampton continue to disparage early childhood education programs that play such an important role in preparing Kentucky's children for lifelong success. The contrast in this race is clear: while Attorney General Conway and Sannie Overly understand the importance of a strong early childhood education, Bevin and Hampton clearly do not. It's just more proof that hardworking Kentuckians cannot trust an 'East Coast Con Man' like Bevin to serve as our governor."