About 10 years ago, I wrote a Master's thesis that highlighted over 60+ different reports, most of them conducted by the GAO, that stated that Head Start programs don't work...never have, never will. The latest report (by the GAO) shows rampant fraud at the highest levels: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10733t.pdf Just the highlights: GAO says Head Start fraud started with agency chiefs - JSOnline So, what does the govt. do? Knowing that fraud exists, they throw TWO BILLION dollars, of which, not a penny do they own, at something that is an abysmal failure. ARRA funding = biggest fleecing the American worker has ever been forced to eat. Head Start, Early Head Start Programs Received Over $2 Billion in Recovery Act Funding As a nation, we're pussies I think...the sons of the Revolution would've never stood for such a thing. We keep on betting on tomorrow..."it will get better," but it's just getting worse...the hole is too deep now.