Civil Rights News: Fed Denies Wrongful Foreclosures, Head Start and TFA Face Defunding

Fed Report Finds No Wrongful Foreclosures By Banks, Consumer Advocates Slam Methodology
The Huffington Post

An investigation into abusive mortgage practices concludes that there were no wrongful foreclosures issued by banks. However, a discrepancy with the report’s definition of “wrongful foreclosures” raises concerns and questions the reports findings.

Cuts to Head Start Show Challenge of Fiscal Restraint
The New York Times
In an attempt to cut federal spending, Republicans seek to defund Head Start, a program that provides preschool education for 3- and 4-year-olds. Head Start was targeted for cuts because members of Congress feel that the program receives too much money.
“We don’t face the current deficit because of Head Start,” said Democratic Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York.

W.H. lauds, cuts program
Teach for America is the latest causality of the Republican-proposed budget cuts. The Obama Administration recently praised the success of Teach for America but decided to side with the GOP’s proposed funding cuts to the program.
“This loss of federal funding is a significant loss for us, and without it, we’re going to be forced to cut back the number of teachers that we place,” said Kerci Marcello Stroud, TFA’s vice president of communications. “That’s devastating to kids in the low-income communities that we’re trying to serve.”

Compiled by Brianna Deitrich