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States May Lack Expertise To Run Head Start

July 18, 2003
Governance and AccountabilityState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Pamela M. Prah

Fewer than eight states are equipped to take over the federal Head Start preschool program for poor children in their states, an idea that Congress is seriously considering, early childhood education experts warn. Part of the problem is that no one really knows how good the 40 state-run pre-K programs are, said Amy Wilkins, executive director of The Trust for Early Education, an advocacy group.