ERIC Number: ED498221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Head Start's Broken Promise. On the Issues
Besharov, Douglas J.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
In this short essay, Douglas J. Besharov argues that Congress should mandate an honest assessment of Head Start's strengths and weaknesses to enable the program to more effectively enhance early childhood education. He discusses evidence of Head Start's limited effectiveness and proposes that it begin operating based on research.
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Income, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Politics of Education
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. 1150 Seventeenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-862-5800; Fax: 202-862-7177; Web site: http://www.aei.org
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Inst. for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC.