In response to Newtster's comment:
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
In response to Newtster's comment:So when there is no difference between kids that go through the Head Start program and those that don't when they start the first grade, how exactly does that benefit ANYONE???
If you read the comments you'd see answers were already given to the problem: Head Start does not improve cognitive goals, but it is essentially free day care, and free day care helps parents work who would otherwise have to stay home taking care of a little toddler.
Therefore, trim expenses by doing away with the non-daycare parts that are supposedly aimed at improving cognitive capability but keep the daycare aspect.
I suppose its easier to ignore those comments if you just want to rant about how the hated liberals get off on using your money to keep pointless programs going....
...for some....reason. Not sure what it is, but them libs is EVIL. So... they must be up to something. Right?
We already have day care programs. What do we need another one for? So you dopes can feel good about yourselves?
How much money gets wasted on such duplication of effort?
You morons think that because we complain about money being wasted on programs that don't work conservatives are just wingnuts that want people to die in the streets and work in sweatshops.
Why are you so limited in your ability to think? Why is everything black and white with you self-appointed smartest people in the world?
Headstart is not a daycare program. It is a federally funded program that provides 2.5 hours of service a day. Most headstart centers offer wrap around care ( care before and after the headstart program). This care operates on a sliding fee scale..depending on the mom's income.
Headstart predates almost all early childhood education in this country. I agree that it needs to be reformed..but not because it is a failure. No where in the study does it indicate that the program fails. What it basically says is that headstart is not better than other quality early education programs.