Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wants to start indoctrinating your kids and grandkids as early as possible. K-12 apparently isn’t doing the job. Head Start is a failure and Early Head still doesn’t capture all the minds.
Head Start, a preschool program began in 1965 as one of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty” progressive reforms and was initially promoted as the answer to early childhood development and education; a way for children from low-income families to get a leg up on basic socialization and learning skills.
Now morphed to $8 billion+ per year, the program’s 50 year history at best shows only statistically debatable positive results. Low-income inner city kids continue to drop out of school and join gangs and transition to other entitlement programs at roughly the same demographically proportional rate as those without the early childhood opportunities. Data showing that enrollees who do better with life skills or economic or academic advancement are offset by arrest and incarceration rates of others. There is a statistically insignificant difference between Head Start graduates and their unprogrammed counterparts.
Head Start began as an eight week summer program to prepare children for the transition from home life into the public school system. By 1994, the program mutated to include “Early” Head Start which incorporates children from infant to age 3 as well as pre-schoolers.
Apparently there are still a few defiant children who see the world from a brighter perspective. They don’t want to be victims or government serfs. They refuse to accept the indoctrination and become prosperous free thinkers. This is not good for progressives (Socialists by another term). So…
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently proposed a more direct way of socially engineering our future population. His proposal, not unlike that of Hitler or Mao or other dictators, is to house, feed, medicate and brainwash the most vulnerable children from birth. Enveloping and subliminally imprinting a socialist program from the earliest moment of cognition while eliminating any outside input will surely change the societal makeup.
(CNSNews.com 13 May, 2015) – Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday proposed the idea of public boarding schools, saying there are “just certain kids we should have 24/7.”
“One idea that I threw out … is the idea of public boarding schools,” Duncan said at the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention in Crystal City, Va. “That’s a little bit of a different idea–a controversial idea–but the question is do we have some children where there’s not a mom, there’s not a dad, there’s not a grandma, there’s just nobody at home?”
“There’s just certain kids we should have 24/7 to really create a safe environment and give them a chance to be successful,” he said.
Just one more example of that fundamental change you voted for…twice.