Recent early education news and updates

In the News

Is Head Start worthless?

August 1, 2003
Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local
Linda Seebach
Scripps Howard News Service

Most studies of Head Start have shown that it provides a brief boost in academic performance, but that the effects fade out by third grade. If that conclusion is correct it means every dollar of the billions spent on Head Start since its beginning have been wasted.