The Birth of Head Start: Preschool Education Policies in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations.
This book takes a look at the four decades of Head Start and the role that Congress has played in providing equal educational opportunities for children from disadvantaged households. Unfortunately, according to Vinovskis, "limited progress has been made in closing the gap between children from disadvantaged households and those living in more fortunate circumstances." As the United States struggles to fund projects and continues to study which initiatives should receive priority, a book such as this one highlights why it is important to consider the impact that Head Start has had on the lives of thousands of families. It is a long legacy that has been well researched and continues to affect the lives of many. Reviewed by Sandra L. Manrique-Pardo, Curriculum Specialist, Miami-Dade County Head Start, Miami, FL
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|Author:||Manrique-Pardo, Sandra L.|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||Mar 22, 2006|
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