Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Failing our Tots

Kathleen Carroll and Jean Rimbach of The Record in New Jersey followed the money trail to reveal how rampant corruption is harming low-income preschool children. "Lessons in Waste" describes how the owners of New Jersey preschools that get public money to help poor children have siphoned millions of dollars to pay for Caribbean time shares, luxury cars, fancy meals and wedding gifts while teachers quit because their paychecks bounce and they don't get health insurance. This four-part series works well because of its memorable examples of waste and fraud that the state is failing to fix. Thanks to News Gems reader Brian Summers for the tip.


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