Monday, December 08, 2003

Head Start Can't Compete

In addition to showing slim academic benefits to preschoolers, it appears that more parents prefer to pay for child care than enroll their children in free Head Start programs. The program is under enrolled thanks to competition from private daycare, less poverty, and competition from other childcare subsidies.

And the government typically cannibalizes its own customers, offering duplicative programs and childcare subsidies.

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