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It’s Time To Kill Head Start

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Posted on May 20 2010 6:04 am
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by John Hawkins

Actually, we should have killed Head Start a long time ago. Even a heavily massaged report by the Department of Health and Human Servicesadmits that the program is essentially a waste of time:

In sum, this report finds that providing access to Head Start has benefits for both 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds in the cognitive, health, and parenting domains, and for 3-year-olds in the social-emotional domain. However, the benefits of access to Head Start at age four are largely absent by 1st grade for the program population as a whole. For 3-year-olds, there are few sustained benefits, although access to the program may lead to improved parent-child relationships through 1st grade…

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