What Happened To Head Start Could Happen To Obama's NFP Expansion
Interested in learning a little more about the nurse-family partnership program that's been mentioned several time of late as part of Barack Obama's early childhood plan? Check out Swamp Nurse, Kate Boo's 2006 New Yorker article about the real-life prenatal family care nurses that make housecalls in places like Louisiana.
Worth noting is that, while successful, the family-nurse program has not previously been rolled out nationally in large part because of its developer's concerns about what happened to Head Start: "A rapid, politically driven expansion inflated public expectation while diluting program standards."
Just so you know.