Abstinence-only programs might work, study saysExample #2:
Sex education classes that focus on encouraging children to remain abstinent can persuade a significant proportion to delay sexual activity, researchers reported Monday in a landmark study that could have major implications for U.S. efforts to protect young people against unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
[BUT].....The Obama administration eliminated more than $170 million in annual federal funding targeted at abstinence programs.....
‘Head Start’: The $166 Billion Fed Ed FailureSo....conservative social idea works....cut funding......liberal social idea fails over decades....spend billions more!
“Head Start,” the flagship pre-kindergarten program introduced in 1965, has been a $166 billion failure. That’s the upshot of a sophisticated multi-year study just released by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Budget 2011: With Head Start Failing, White House Proposes $9.3 billion for New Preschool Program
While the federal government already spends as least $25 billion on the existing 69 preschool and child care programs, the Obama administration is calling for #70—proposing $9.3 billion for a new “Early Learning Challenge Grant”.
Why am I not surprised....