Democrats like to only measure "intentions" vs. real "outcomes."
Well, below is an abstract of findings hot-off-the-press dated Jan. 21, 2010 entitled "Head Start Earns an F: No Lasting Impact for Children by First Grade". >>> Web Link
In 2009, Democrats poured our hard-earned money to the tune of $25 billion into this failed program. Yet they want to increase its funding. This program has failed, just like most other liberal social programs.
Abstract: Recently released results from the Head Start Impact Study indicate that the benefits of participating in Head Start almost completely disappear by first grade. While other studies have previously assessed Head Start's effectiveness, this is the only study that used a rigorous experimental design. Given this strongly negative evaluation, Congress should reconsider spending more than $9 billion per year on a program that produces few positive lasting effects. Furthermore, instead of creating yet another new federal preschool program at a cost of $8 billion, Congress and the Obama Administration should focus on terminating, consolidating, and reforming existing preschool and child care programs to better serve children's needs and to improve efficiency for taxpayers.
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