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Head start

Posted: January 28, 2014 8:34 a.m.
Updated: January 29, 2014 5:00 a.m.

President Obama’s plan to expand early-childhood education on a massive scale sounds at first blush like a great idea. After all, who can argue with the fact of helping kids -- especially disadvantaged kids -- get a break early in life, thus helping them gain valuable skills and leading productive lives? The only problem is that the government itself --  the Department of Health and Human Services, in particular -- has found that programs such as Head Start don’t work on a long-term basis.


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