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by Hannah Leitheiser

Head Start

#iq #intelligence #sociology #headstart

The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life

Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray

1994

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2019-10-12

"A year later [1965], the mandated executive agency, the Office of Economic Opportunity, launched Project Head Start, a program intended to break the cycle of poverty by targeting preschool children in poor families." - Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray, The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (1994)

Hey! I was in Head Start. Don't know about this 'poverty' business. If memory serves, I learned how to crawl upside down like a spider and what happens when Matt pulls the fire alarm. Good times. Supposedly any cognitive benefits have since faded.