President Obama has been an advocate for improving the quality of education that children in the USA receive for years, and now, he has taken another step in this direction. On Tuesday, he announced some changes that are going to be made to the Head Start program. This program allows children from low-income families to attend preschool.
“This is the first time in history that Head Start programs will truly be held accountable for performance,” Obama said during a speech.
It is somewhat strange that Head Start has not been held accountable to the same standards as other education programs, such as No Child Left Behind and other reform efforts. Under the current rules, preschools can continue to receive funding from Head Start even if they are not revising and improving their programs.