1. Recent longitudinal research that has followed children who attended Head Start programs has found that
former Head Start students have more behavioral problems in school and as adolescents they were more likely to be involved in criminal behavior.
most of the effects of participation dissipate after a few years, but the Head Start students continue to have better reading skills.
the effects of participation dissipate after the children leave the program, and after 5 years they look no different from children who did not participate.
former Head Start students had higher academic achievement, fewer grade retentions and were more likely to graduate from high school.