Head Start, a preschool program for low-income kids has been a spectacular success, not for kids, but for teachers and teachers' unions.
It is something of a truism that whenever the federal government steps in, costs usually rise and efficiency declines. That is especially true when it comes to a college education, which President Obama promised during the 2008 campaign to make more affordable.
All across America, from manufacturing to education and from white-collar careers to professional athletics, the trend is to replace higher-priced employees with lower-priced workers.
Next week the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans (www.horatioalger.org) will celebrate its 65th anniversary. I confess I did not know of its existence until I read their ad in an airline magazine. I am familiar with Horatio Alger, the man, who inspired generations of boys, and later girls, with stories of people overcoming difficult circumstances to succeed, but I was ignorant of the association that carries on his vision.
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