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"Head Start" an Abysmal Failure for Kids, a Spectacular Success for Teachers

dahni Wrote: May 09, 2012 10:55 AM
But the program for parents where they were taught how to support the schools and to set expectations for their children do work. Unfortunately most parents trained like this have too many childrent for them to handle.

Head Start, a preschool program for low-income kids has been a spectacular success, not for kids, but for teachers and teachers' unions.

Please consider Miami-Dade County seeks to unload Head Start program, salaries

For more than four decades, Miami-Dade County officials have managed Head Start, the storied preschool program for children from low-income families. But the county now wants out — and “generous” salaries are partly to blame.

On average, Miami-Dade paid its Head Start teachers $76,860 in salary and fringe benefits in 2011, county records show. That’s about 90 percent higher than the second highest-paying Head Start provider in...

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