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The real head start


September 7, 2003
Howard Gardner
The Boston Globe

Research shows that infants enter the world with an innate capacity to learn about language, numbers, and nature. Can our schools build on that?

Nowadays, some kind of education before the age of 6 has become common, whether it comes in federally funded Head Start programs or at expensive Manhattan preschools with admissions procedures to rival Harvard’s. [The recent Head Start debates] have also raised the age-old question of just how our youngest children, rich or poor, really learn.