“There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.” Harry S. Truman
Head Start gave birth to Operation Follow Through (1968-1977 with funding till 1995) the largest educational research project ever undertaken. The failure of the education establishment to learn from Follow Through is exposed in a paper by Douglas Carnine titled: Why Education Experts Resist Effective Practices.
Google it. Read it and weep.
Also read: Follow Through: Why Didn't We? by Cathy L. Watkins.
As a former school board member I can tell you that dealing with the education establishment is like shouting in a thunder storm. No one hears you. That’s the main reason that Head Start is a dismal failure.