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Outside the Beltway: Head Start Fraud
Posted By Conn Carroll On June 2, 2010 @ 11:00 am In Education | 4 Comments
Head Start, which provides child development services primarily to low-income families and their children, is one of the few popular programs that came out of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. But following up on hotline tips alleging fraud and abuse, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) began an undercover investigation  of Head Start centers in California, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin. Heritage Senior Policy Analyst David Muhlhausen details  what the GAO found:
Fraud is just the latest of Head Start’s problems. Earlier this year the Department of Health and Human Services released the first scientifically rigorous experimental evaluation of Head Start. And contrary to Head Start’s usually great press clippings, the study found that  Head Start has had little to no effect on cognitive, socio-emotional, health, and parenting outcomes of participating children.
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 undercover investigation: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10733t.pdf
 details: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2010/05/Head-Start-Program-Fraudulent-and-Ineffective
 the study found that: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2010/01/Head-Start-Earns-an-F-No-Lasting-Impact-for-Children-by-First-Grade
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