FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 09, 2005
Should States have More Control Over Head Start?
Some of the reauthorization debate has focused on whether to expand state control over the program--but a better question is, How can Congress raise Head Start's quality and availability? The answer: increase the resources to local programs, improve teacher education standards, boost federal accountability, and support collaboration among states, federal agencies, and Head Start grantees. This opinion piece first appeared in the August 26, 2005 issue of CQ Researcher (vol. 15, no. 29, p. 701). 1 page.