Marie Rieger, left, reads to her Head Start class, which consist of 19 children at age 4, at Bonita Springs Elementary School in Bonita Springs on Thursday. 'Most of the kids did not know how to speak English at the beginning of the year, but they have learned in a couple of months' said Rieger. With rising government costs to pay for such things as the war in Iraq, programs such as Head Start and other education programs could be cut back.

Photo by ERIK KELLAR, Bonita Daily News

Marie Rieger, left, reads to her Head Start class, which consist of 19 children at age 4, at Bonita Springs Elementary School in Bonita Springs on Thursday. "Most of the kids did not know how to speak English at the beginning of the year, but they have learned in a couple of months" said Rieger. With rising government costs to pay for such things as the war in Iraq, programs such as Head Start and other education programs could be cut back.

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