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  • Brookings Experts Wonder Why Early Childhood Ed Isn’t Working

    12/05/2016 8:08:13 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 54 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 2, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution wondered why "children who participated in Tennessee's statewide pre-K program had worse attitudes toward school and poorer work habits than children who didn't." Haskins co-authored a policy brief (entitled "Trouble in the Land of Early Childhood Education?") with Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, a professor at Columbia University, and they noted, "the past year has seen a disagreement erupt on the playground" regarding the future of pre-K early education. They admitted, "One of the most important aspects of early education is its popularity with the public." They continued, "Public support is vital if we aim to expand...
  • Man admits taking $250K from Head Start; bought Maserati, mink coat

    06/08/2016 8:40:35 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    The former executive director of a former Head Start program in Jersey City Tuesday admitted that he diverted more than $250,000 from programs for underprivileged children and used the money for personal expenses, including a Maserati and a mink coat, prosecutors said. Robert E. Mays, 38, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in federal court to one count of wire fraud. According to court papers charging him, Mays in 2013 forged records and duped employees at the Jersey City Child Development Centers into believing that its board of directors had raised his salary 61 percent to $155,000...
  • IQ and fade-out effect: Environmental intervention can raise general intelligence (temporarily)

    03/21/2016 9:39:19 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 7 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 3/14/2016 | John Protzko
    Scientists have long agreed that we humans are a complex combination of our inherited traits and the environments in which we are raised. How the scales tip in one direction or the other, however, is still the subject of much debate. To better understand the nature versus nurture question, UC Santa Barbara psychologist John Protzko analyzed an existing study to determine whether and how environmental interventions impacted the intelligence levels of low birth weight children. The key finding: Interventions did raise intelligence levels, but not permanently. When the interventions ended, their effects diminished over time in what psychologists describe as...
  • 'Zuckerberg don't kill us!' Facebook incitement battle heats up

    01/17/2016 10:37:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 1/17/2016, 7:49 PM | Ari Soffer
    Since the major escalation in Arab terrorist attacks in Israel began at the start of October last year, Israelis have consistently complained about the use of social media to incite terrorism and glorify "martyrdom," and the lack of enforcement by social media companies. [...] Perhaps the worst offender in this regard is Facebook, which now faces legal action over its slow, minimal reaction to the reams of anti-Semitic incitement uploaded daily. Now, the Israeli rights NGO which is leading the legal campaign against Facebook incitement is taking the fight directly to the digital giant's CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg. Shurat...
  • Bevin running mate Jenean Hampton says Head Start is for early "indoctrination"

    09/26/2015 5:02:15 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 09/24/2015 | Nick Storm
    Jenean Hampton, the running mate of Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin, said the federal early childhood education program known as Head Start is used to indoctrinate young children. Head Start is a federal program providing 3 to 5 year old children from low income families with health and developmental screenings, meals and education services. On the campaign trail in Jessamine County on Tuesday, Hampton told a group at a meet-and-greet in Nicholasville that the program essentially does not serve a purpose. “I remember when Head Start began and it was just for low income, very low income kids because they...
  • SHOCKING VIDEO: Little Girl Gets Beating Of A Lifetime, But Mama Doesn’t Mind

    07/16/2015 3:05:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    mad world news ^ | july 15, 2015 | amanda shea
    A little girl, catching a cool breeze from an air conditioning unit in the yard, was blindsided by another child about her same age, who had evidently had some practice with fighting fierce. The small victim wasn’t alone, as there were plenty of nearby witnesses, who could have protected her but didn’t because they were too busy recording the brutal beat down and encouraging it. The video was sent to Mediatakeout, allegedly by a “concerned” relative of the 5-year-old girl on the receiving end of the attack. It’s not known whether this relative bothered to send the footage to authorities, but thankfully,...
  • Head Start Still Unfinished

    04/14/2015 8:38:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 13, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Try as they might, when proponents of early federally funded pre-school education ala Head Start try to make the case for their cause, they can’t quite seal the deal. “There is one study that shows that the benefits of pre-K education will wash out after four years,” Governor Terry McAuliffe, D-VA, claimed at the Center for American Progress (CAP) on Friday, April 10, 2015. He then said, “I’ve talked to kindergarten teachers who say it makes a difference.” But kindergarten would fall within that four-year window and he offered no examples of studies that show differing conclusions. Maybe this is...
  • Head Start: Preschool Proponents Should Admit to Shortcomings

    02/21/2014 4:37:15 AM PST · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | February 19, 2014 | Lindsey Burke
    Are Americans really longing for “Head Start-like programs” for their children? So argues Eleanor Clift in a recent article for the Daily Beast. Clift praises El Centro Rosemount, a preschool center in Washington, D.C., that serves children from affluent families and students in the federal Head Start program.As the day care center notes, it’s one of the few such centers in the country that cares for students in Head Start along with students from tuition-paying households. Visiting the center and observing the students led Clift to the conclusion that Rosemount “epitomizes the value of early schooling.”Rosemount, however, might be the...
  • Impervious to Evidence, Liberals Ride Again

    01/03/2014 5:51:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2014 | Mona Charen
    "We will restore science to its rightful place ... " So intoned a "dismissive and derisive" President Barack Obama in his first inaugural. It's been oft quoted in the five years since (frequently by me, I'll confess) for its arrogance and condescension, which has continuing relevance, but before turning to the left's latest departure from scientific rigor, I cannot resist a fuller quotation. The second part of this sentence from Obama's first inaugural reads " ... and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost." Hmm. In his second inaugural (compared to Abraham Lincoln's second by...
  • Head Start and Other Federal Failures

    11/17/2013 9:29:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2013 | Steve Chapman
    When the government shutdown began on Oct. 1, it forced the closing of Head Start facilities in several states, stopping educational services for thousands of low-income kids. So heart-rending was this spectacle that a pair of Texas philanthropists gave $10 million to keep the programs going. Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas appeared at a rally of parents protesting the Head Start closures, holding up a child's chair and declaring, "Here is the empty chair of the next astronaut. Here is the empty chair of a captain in the United States military." House Republicans were not about to be...
  • Government shutdown could hurt Tampa Bay children (Kids not getting their 2 free meals a day!)

    10/04/2013 9:41:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    WFTS-TV ^ | October 4, 2013 | Chris Trenkmann
    <p>Lawmakers from both parties in Washington spent their Friday exchanging blame for the government shutdown, even as they were heading home for the weekend with no new negotiations scheduled.</p> <p>Sen. Marco Rubio, (R ) Florida, took to the senate floor to blast the president for his personal exchanges with House Speaker John Boehner.</p>
  • Obama: reducing government spending “like eating your corn seed” (ignores unfunded liabilities)

    08/23/2013 12:01:06 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 20 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/23/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Obama recently spoke at a Binghamton University Presidential Town Hall meeting. “We don’t have an urgent deficit crisis. The only crisis we have is one that’s manufactured in Washington, and it’s ideological. And the basic notion is, is that we shouldn’t be helping people get health care and we shouldn’t be helping kids who can’t help themselves and whose parents are underresourced, we shouldn’t be helping them get a leg up. And so some of the Headstart, even deeper cuts in education support, even deeper cuts in basic science and research. And, you know, that’s like eating your corn...
  • Obama Economy Emphasis Is all Talk

    07/26/2013 6:11:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | Michael Barone
    We have a president who loves to give campaign speeches to adoring crowds, but who doesn't seem to have much interest in governing. That was apparent Wednesday, when Barack Obama delivered the first of several promised "pivot to the economy" speeches at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., where he spoke eight years ago as a newly elected U.S. senator. The hour-long speech started off with some characteristic self-referencing -- he didn't have gray hair then, he noted, or a motorcade -- and ended with a quotation from Galesburg native Carl Sandburg. But in between there was not much in the...
  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan: Pre-School is Better Than Grandma

    06/14/2013 4:11:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 13, 2013 - 11:38 AM | Penny Starr
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday that “cultural hesitation” makes it more difficult for some Hispanic parents to want to enroll their children in public pre-school programs because of their preference for family and friends. Duncan’s remarks came when asked about pre-school and the Hispanic community at an event to mark the anniversary of Educare of Washington, D.C., a preschool for children from six weeks to five years old. …
  • Head Start teachers name Obamacare as biggest problem

    05/06/2013 1:38:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | may 6, 2013 | Neil Munro
    Head Start teachers and administrators told The Daily Caller that their most pressing concern is not budget impacts from sequestration but changes coming from President Barack Obama’s health-care law. In 2014, the impact of 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act “is probably going to be a 9 percent [cost] increase, and significantly more the next year,” said Nancy Nordyk, director of the Head Start program in southern Oregon. Rising healthcare costs will likely force Oregon to reduce some Head Start workers’ hours so they’re not eligible for the medical program, said Nordyk, who spoke to TheDC during a national...
  • The Democrats have lost on sequestration

    04/28/2013 12:41:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, April 26, 2013 | Ezra Klein
    That’s the simple reality of Friday’s vote to ease the pain for the Federal Aviation Administration. By assenting to it, Democrats have agreed to sequestration for the foreseeable future. In effect, what Democrats said Friday was that in any case where the political pain caused by sequestration becomes unbearable, they will agree to cancel that particular piece of the bill while leaving the rest of the law untouched. The result is that sequestration is no longer particularly politically threatening, but it’s even more unbalanced: Cuts to programs used by the politically powerful will be addressed, but cuts to programs that...
  • Words Are Power

    03/08/2013 10:43:35 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    Everyone's looking for a quick fix in education -- President Obama most of all. "Let's make sure none of our children start out the race of life already a step behind," he says. "Let's make it a national priority to give every child access to high quality early education." Sure, let's. Let's wave a magic wand over every child to get him or her into a prestigious private school, just like the president's own children. It's not that we shouldn't pay attention to early learning and cheerfully pay for what works. But when the government got into the business...
  • Sequester Means Bad News For Head Start Beneficiaries [Obama Loving Radio Station Fosters Panic]

    02/26/2013 10:45:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    WIOD ^ | 2/26/13
    The sequester is scheduled to take effect on Friday, and that means Florida stands to lose hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding and 80,000 jobs. One program that will likely get slammed is Head Start, which provides early education and health services to tens of thousands of Florida children. About 2,700 of those kids will lose those benefits if the sequester kicks in. Dr. Daniel Armstrong, director of the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, says the sequester could have devastating consequences for the children being booted off the rolls....
  • Gen. Boykin: Obama going wrong way on families

    02/25/2013 8:05:00 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | February 24, 2013 | Michael Haverluck
    See what research reveals is best indicator of the future of youth Barack Obama called during his State of the Union for taxpayer-funded universal preschool f or children, which would yank them out of their homes at an even earlier age. But a new study shows the opposite – family cohesion, is the No. 1 determinant of a healthy home and a healthy society. When asked about the message from the study, which showed only 45 percent of 15-17-year-old teens in America live with both married parents, Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin said such cohesion is as important in the...
  • The Shaky Science Behind Obama’s Universal Pre-K

    02/21/2013 8:29:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Bloomberg.com | Feb 20, 2013 | Charles Murray
    Here's the link.