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

Daughter of liberty Wrote: May 09, 2012 2:35 PM
That concept, which I didn't question until recently, appears to have been proven wrong by the system set up in Finland. http://www.businessinsider.com/finland-education-school-2011-12?op=1

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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