What is even more interesting is that the 2012 study has a publication date of October 2012, but it was not released until after the November 2012 election. Was that done so Democrats could accuse Republicans of not caring about children, when the opposite was actually true? Coincidence? Perhaps. Your call, but coincidences just seem to keep piling up. I would really like to know what Yasmina Vinci had to say about these two studies, or if she even bothered to read them.
And I really find the web page for the Skagit/Islands Head Start program to be quite humorous. It says, "Head Start is a free ... program ...[.] What I find humorous is that the program has the nerve to bill itself as "free." Nothing is free. There is no free lunch! Whether through taxpayer dollars, or indoctrination, or both, payment will eventually come due.
So, poverty is still with us, and Head Start has been shown to be ineffective. If Dear Leader President Barack Hussein Obama is serious about reducing this country's deficit (as he claims), then why not eliminate a program that two congressional studies have shown to be ineffective, to have no statistically significant effect, or that can actually be harmful? True, $8 billion isn't much, but reducing the deficit must begin somewhere. Or is eliminating Head Start too much of a human service for participants? After all, Head Start participants are children. We do everything for the children. Relieving them of some of the deficit would certainly help them.
But that's just my opinion.