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Subject:  Re: Strike....Finally! Date:  9/18/2012  9:43 AM
Author:  Hawkwin Number:  9758 of 9941

Head Start Study Suggests Minimal Benefits (2005)

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4697531...


If you search for "Head Start study" you will find a few studies on the subject, both positive and negative.

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My anecdotal opinion is that while Head Start may provide some benefits to poor children, the lack of involvement of the poor parents has a far greater impact.

My wife teaches high school at an inner city, majority-minority school and of the 150 or so students she has, typically less than 20 parents show up for parent teacher conferences.

When I went to my son's kindergarden graduation, we had almost 100% parent participation - and that was during the work day. Which of the above two events is more important?

My son is in a different school system than the one in which my wife teaches.
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