Head Start: Underprivileged Children

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The existence of the education achievement gap between white, Hispanic, and African-American, students has been a lingering problem across the United States. To close this gap it requires action that focuses on early childhood education programs that help in the preparation of students that will enter the system on grade level and ready to learn. One program developed for preparing children living in poverty for school is Head Start. Head start is a federal corresponding endowment program that offers the underprivileged children with admission to pre-kindergarten education. Head start program started as of fight on poverty and currently serving approximately 900,000 children yearly at the cost of $6.9 million yearly, and the number has increased

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