The Effectiveness of the Head Start Program

Analyze some studies on the effectiveness of the Head Start Program and discuss how these study results can be used for policy development.

Summarize the analysis regarding the effectiveness of the Head Start program. Is there evidence to support the legislation that would require Head Start teachers to have Bachelor of Arts degrees? Is Horn correct when he says we “may be just giving ourselves some self-comfort” without improving results? Is there evidence that giving the states more control over Head Start would improve results, as argued by Ron Haskins? Is there evidence that neither of these factors is important (BA degrees and state control) and that Head Start simply has no lasting positive academic results?