Thursday, February 14, 2013

I suppose I should be gratified...

... that David Brooks finds merit in Obama's plans to expand and improve preschool education. Yet his willful ignorance and smugness never fail to infuriate: "Head Start," he writes, without qualification, "has been chugging along since 1965, and the outcomes are dismal." James Heckman, who is approximately five times smarter than David Brooks and also happens to be an expert on the subject (and no liberal), noted in a recent interview "...there are several papers that are showing very favorable Head Start effects. It’s very mixed, it’s not like it’s universal across groups." Huh.

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