George W. Bush versus Head Start

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:


George W. Bush versus Head Start

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This chapter discusses the status of the Head Start program under George W. Bush's administration. The Bush administration's stewardship of Head Start and several other children's programs including child care and health halted and even erased some of the progress it had taken many years to achieve. The 2007 Head Start Act corrected some of the problems created by the administration and held the intent to fix others and move the program forward again. At time of writing, President Obama has just begun his term and has proposed large new investments in Head Start, which he defends as investments in America's future.

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

Chapter.  13279 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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