Lets see the causes of "at risk" children are: Single parent homes, Illegitimacy, FAS, abuse, neglect, poor nutrition, etc....
All of which increased under the auspices of the Demoncrat party helping the less fortunate. These polices have created a dependent class.
In my county Head Start *IS NOT* run by the local school system. It is a gov't entity on its own, operated with no oversight by the public schools. In the case of my county, this is not good because the teachers for the Head Start are not required to be teachers - in fact some of the very parents of the 'at risk' kids are the assistants and teachers. Only the Lead teacher of Head Start is required to have an undergrad degree.
Is this unique to my county or is it the same elsewhere?