Singer disputes Head Start allegations

By Alastair Lee Bitsóí
Navajo Times

WINDOW ROCK, Jan. 16, 2014

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The executive director for Navajo Head Start says that a District 7 Council resolution supporting President Ben Shelly's call for an investigation of the tribal Head start program could jeopardize a federal review that will determine whether it continues to receive millions in grants to serve approximately 2,000 Navajo infants, toddlers and preschool children.

"As a program, Navajo Head Start, we're disappointed that the Navajo Nation President has chosen to attack a program that helps thousands of children and families," Sharon Singer told the Navajo Times Tuesday afternoon.
Singer, who was hired by Shelly in August 2012, added that the statements Shelly made during a Nov. 17 Dilkon Chapter meeting, according to the District 7 Council resolution, are a political ploy by the president as he gears up for a re-election campaign.

"We have made tremendous strides in getting a once-flawed program back on its feet," Singer added. 

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