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President Jimmy Carter, Head Start’s Misunderstood Friend

Edward Zigler and Sally J. Styfco

in The Hidden History of Head Start

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780195393767
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199776993 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393767.003.0008

Series: DEVELOPMENT AT RISK SERIES

President Jimmy Carter, Head Start’s Misunderstood Friend

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This chapter focuses on how President Carter never received the credit he deserved for his Head Start actions. The program's budget nearly doubled during his 4 years in office, and his White House staff included many knowledgeable program advocates. Yet the Head Start community primarily remembers Carter as the president who tried to destroy Head Start by moving it to the Department of Education.

Keywords: poor children; pre-school children; intervention programs; education programs; Head Start; education policy

Chapter.  8768 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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