Education: Pricklies vs. Gooeys

Conflicting theories of learning in the wake of Head Start

Project Follow Through began in 1967. Its aim was to continue in kindergarten and up through third grade the gains that underprivileged children had made in Lyndon Johnson's Head Start program—in education, medical care and parental involvement.

Like most Great Society efforts, Follow Through survived on a year-to-year basis, largely because concerned parents lobbied for its funding. This fall, at their annual conference in Ypsilanti, Mich., Follow Through directors were glum. Though this year's program managed to survive Reaganomic budget cutting and win authorization for $45 million for fiscal 1982, federal money...

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