Schools: Fast Start for Head Start

A white flag bearing the outlines of two children's playing blocks and the words HEAD START flutters from the flagstaffs of city halls and schools in 2,350 U.S. communities this week, symbolizing the new U.S. consensus that preschool school for culturally backward children is the nation's most urgent educational need. Idealistic and hastily organized, Project Head Start will reach 560,000 children and their parents, involve some 500,000 volunteers, cost the Federal Government about $85 million.

In eight weeks this summer, Head Start will try to make some headway against the sad fact that too many children are not emotionally, psychologically or...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!