La Cucaracha by Lalo Alcaraz for March 01, 2013

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    rini1946  almost 11 years ago

    let me think this is comments from what * year olds. And most of the people that voted for obama think that oprah is a queen and tell the truth give me a break

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    pschearer Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    DIdn’t the gummint just release a study showing Head Start has no lasting effect?

    As for the crack about the GOP, pollsters have taken to talking about “low-information” voters who vote Democratic.

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    Dave Thompson Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Right on, Lalo.

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    rockngolfer  almost 11 years ago

    “An important question facing the nation is whether this wide variety of programs and immense outlay of federal and state funds is helping to prepare children for school. When Head Start was created in 1965, it was initially guided by the hope that providing a nurturing environment, adequate nutrition, help for families, and opportunities for socialization for low-income children would develop the cognitive, social, and emotional foundations that would make learning easy once they entered school. While some evidence has indicated that children attending Head Start programs perform better on cognitive measures after a year in preschool, these benefits are short-lived and fade quickly. Indeed, after over three decades of noble service by Head Start programs, low-income children continue to perform significantly below their more advantaged peers in reading and mathematics once they enter school. "from Head Start Policy

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    rockngolfer  almost 11 years ago

    Head Start was a Lyndon Johnson program that was re-authorized in 1998.No Child Left Behind was added in about 2004, and has more to do with standardized tests than food and emotional needs.

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    water_moon  almost 11 years ago

    some how the handle says it all….

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