The Pros And Cons Of Head Start

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Head Start is a federal funded program for children between ages three to five who are underprivileged and come from low income families. A child’s mind when they first go to school is rapidly developing and at school teachers are responsible for guiding their students and helping them develop throughout the school year. If a child gets a bad teacher they can’t develop like they are suppose to. For many low income families public schools are their only option and before Head Start public schools didn’t really have a good preschool option. If a child attended preschool it regularly costed money and poor, low income families couldn’t afford to send their children to a private preschool. If a child didn’t go to preschool they tend to start at a disadvantage to children who did but for poor families there weren’t any other options, until 1965. In 1965, 20% of the United States was considered “poor” and President Lyndon B. Johnson saw this statistic as a huge disgrace so he decided there had to be a change. On January 1, 1964, President Johnson gave his annual state of the union speech and during his speech he talked about turning the American society in a “great …show more content…

Controversy with Head Start goes all the way back to President Johnson because many believe the government should not be paying for anything for the poor. Many people view it as a hand out and are strongly against government handouts to people. People think that the government spend way to much money on it. Some hava the completely opposite view point and think head start is the best program offered to anyone. Some think the government spending money on a system that allows students to get a chance at higher level learning is worth it because they are investing in the kids who will grow and pay taxes one

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