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Head Start reauthorization bill debated

August 2, 2003
Governance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & Local
Marti Maguire
San Antonio Express-Times

Conflicting studies have been used to argue for and against the effectiveness of Head Start, which has provided educational, medical and social services to about 20 million disadvantaged children in its 38-year history. Edward Zigler, Sterling Professor of Psychology at Yale, said it’s unfair to compare Head Start students, who must overcome the disadvantages of poverty, to middle class students.