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DAVID B. MUHLHAUSEN, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Federal social programs consistently fail to achieve their objectives, yet federal spending on social programs has grown faster than the U.S. economy and population over the past 50 years. Scientifically rigorous multisite experimental evaluations have found a consistent pattern of failure in federal social...
HERITAGE FOUNDATION In 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) completed data collection for its third-grade follow-up study of Head Start, a federal preschool program designed to improve the kindergarten readiness of low-income children. Four years later, just before Christmas, the agency finally published the results of the...