The Public Interest

Secrets of Success

Peter Skerry

Winter 1981

HEAD START is most frequently thought of as a kind of public nursery school for youngsters from poor families. But as the subtitle of this book-Project Head Start: A Legacy of the War on Poverty-suggests, it is much more than that. It is in many respects the legacy of the war on poverty. Indeed, Head Start is today, without a doubt, the oldest and most popular survivor of that war. 

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