Head Start: Can a Failed Program Ever Be Killed?
Head Start: A $150 Billion Failure
Failing Project Head Start Needs No More Funding
We live in a relatively normal small town and I’ll admit my kids went to preschool, two half days a week as 3 year olds and 3 half days a week as 4 year olds. It was basically for them to get a little extra socialization, see how a school is structured and have some fun. They did a lot of neat programs on the holidays, and colored and learned shapes and letters and numbers. The parents ran the school, doing the janitorial duties, fixing things when they were broken,buying supplies, and paying the teachers. It was held in a building that parents raised the money for and renovated. It was about $80 a MONTH to send each kid there and we gladly payed, and any welfare recipient that drinks, smokes, has a computer or flatscreen could afford it to. I was at a headstart one day because they offered a speech therapist, which my daughter at the time was thought to need, and it was filthy, they did nothing to stimulate the kids, and little kids were being bullied by others right in front of the so-called âteachersâ because there was no proper supervision. But, hey, it was a free government babysitter so the parents didn’t seem to care. We got our own Speech therapist and there was one on one interaction, it wasn’t government controlled, and wasn’t to expensive.