Tuesday, January 29, 2013

$180 Billion Wasted On Head Start; Progressives Seek To Ban Private Schools And Homeschooling

by Hans Bader on January 28, 2013 · 0 comments
The Head Start program has now wasted $180 billion, but it has no lasting effect on student achievement. In the long run, children who participate in the taxpayer-funded program do no better than similarly situated children who don’t. But even in the short-run, the benefits of participation are virtually non-existent, as a study earlier found:
“Head Start,” the flagship pre-kindergarten program introduced in 1965, has been a $166 billion failure. That’s the upshot of a sophisticated multi-year study just released by the Department of Health and Human Services.  To Read More….

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