Recently on the ridiculous Fox News show Hannity, the token Democrat on the show, had his fill of republican ignorance and dropped the “F-Bomb” on live TV.
While the right wing is making the take away from this, the fact that someone who skews democratic, swore on national tv(so all democrats are barbaric), that is not what I take away from this. Nor is it the fact that this could be 6 of THE worst minutes ever recorded on television(what a horrible show this is). The key take away here is that there is not a single program that helps minorities, that is not currently under fire by the republican echo chamber. Here, some obscure republican talking head was running down head start. Then she doubled down!
Head Start is an early childhood development program aimed at low-income children. It, too, is an example of a failed government program.
I told Bob about a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) report released in January 2010 called the “Head Start Impact Study.” While the report acknowledges that four-year-olds enrolled in Head Start showed modest short-term gains in some subject areas as a result of the program, those gains disappeared after a few years, and “no significant impacts were found for math skills, pre-writing, children’s promotion, or teacher report of children’s school accomplishments or abilities in any year.”
Of Course this simple minded talking head, is parroting one study while not even really looking at the results of this study. The study that she refers too, actually points out the benefits of Head Start, but the benefits and gains get diminished if you do not build upon them moving forward. Of course she is just part of the echo chamber and just doing as she is told. If she would have an original thought, she could have actually looked at some other studies.
The study found evidence of important effects on school success and crime. For females (but not males) at one study site after adjusting for background differences, only about one-fourth as many Head Start participants as nonparticipants (5% versus 19%) failed to obtain a high school or GED diploma, and only one-third as many (5% versus 15%) were arrested for crimes.
Research on Head Start and
similar programs has found substantial longterm
benefits in educational achievement and
attainment, employment, and social behavior.
It is reasonable to conclude that Head Start has
positive benefits for school readiness and at
least some educational benefits are sustained
A 2011 report by the Department of Health and Human Services determined that the Head Start program to provide education, health and nutrition services had a “positive impact” on low-income children since its creation in 1965.
“Head Start has benefits for both 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds in the cognitive, health, and parenting domains, and for 3-year-olds in the social-emotional domain,” the report found. ” For 3-year-olds, there are few sustained benefits, although access to the program may lead to improved parent-child relationships through 1st grade, a potentially important finding for children’s longer term development.”
So Ms. Nameless Blonde, Beckel was correct. You do NOT know what the F*CK you are talking about.