Romney wants to “take away early childhood education…”

Claim: Romney wants to “take away early childhood education…”

Ad(s): “Stick” / “Take Away”

Sponsor(s): Priorities USA Action

Air Dates: October 6 – 30

Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $975,067 ($3,900,269 Total)

States: CO, FL, IA, OH, VA, WI

Markets:   CO- Colorado Springs, Denver; FL – Orlando, West Palm Beach; IA – Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City; OH – Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown; VA – Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Washington D.C.; WI – Green Bay

Stations:  CO – KKTV, KOAA, KRDO, KXRM, KCNC, KDVR, KMGH, KTVD, KUSA, KWGN; FL – WESH, WFTV, WKCF, WKMG, WOFL, WOPX, WRBW, WRDQ, WFLX, WPBF, WPEC, WPTV, WTVX; IA – KCRG, KFXA, KGAN, KWWL, KLJB, KWQC, WHBF, WQAD, KCCI, KCWI, KDSM, WHO, WOI, KCAU, KMEG, KPTH, KTIV; OH – EKRC, WCPO, WKRC, WLWT, WSTR, WXIX, WBNX, WEWS, WJW, WKYC, WOIO, WUAB, WBNS, WCMH, WSYX, WTTE, WWHO, WBDT, WDTN, WHIO, WKEF, WRGT, WNWO, WTOL, WTVG, WUPW, WFMJ, WKBN, WYTV; VA – WAVY, WGNT, WTKR, WTVZ, WVBT, WVEC, WRIC, WRLH, WTVR, WUPV, WWBT, EDBJ, WDBJ, WFXR, WSLS, WWCW, WDCA, WDCW, WJLA, WRC, WTTG, WUSA; WI – WACY, WBAY, WCWF, WFRV, WGBA, WLUK

 

Politifact  Summary: “Nowhere in the Ryan budget is there a line item cutting Head Start funding, or any other program. But because the budget reduces federal spending so drastically — from its current level of 12.5 percent of GDP down to 5.75 percent by 2030 — experts say deep program cuts will be necessary…Romney’s campaign website does not mention early education. We would note that during his time as governor of Massachusetts, Romney vetoed a bill that had passed the legislature authorizing universal prekindergarten in the state.”

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