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Head Start Study Suggests Minimal Benefits (2005)

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


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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