The one-month anniversary of Dr. Joe Biden, M.D.’s vaccination order for Head Start workers

From the US Department of HHS:

Vaccination of Head Start staff is essential as we work together to build back out of the COVID-19 pandemic and move toward fully in-person services. On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a plan requiring all Head Start program staff and certain contractors to be vaccinated. This action will help more programs and early childhood centers safely remain open and provide comfort to the many parents and guardians that rely on them every day to keep their children safe.

Beginning January 2022, all Head Start teachers and program staff will be required to be vaccinated to help ensure the health and safety of children, families, and their communities.

COVID-19 is an emergency requiring unprecedented suspensions of what had been considered Americans’ rights. At the same time, it is not such a serious emergency that people need to be vaccinated sooner than four months after the President/Physician-in-Chief’s order.

Related:

  • “Head Start: A Tragic Waste of Money” (CATO, 2010): Created in 1965, the comprehensive preschool program for 3- and 4‐​year olds and their parents is meant to narrow the education gap between low‐​income students and their middle‐ and upper‐​income peers. Forty‐​five years and $166 billion later, it has been proven a failure. The bad news came in the [Obama administration] study released this month: It found that, by the end of the first grade, children who attended Head Start are essentially indistinguishable from a control group of students who didn’t. … In fact, not a single one of the 114 tests administered to first graders — of academics, socio‐​emotional development, health care/​health status and parenting practice — showed a reliable, statistically significant effect from participating in Head Start.
  • “The Head Start CARES Demonstration: Another Failed Federal Early Childhood Education Program” (Heritage, 2015): The two small-scale studies—of the High/Scope Perry Preschool Project begun in 1962 and the Carolina Abecedarian Project begun in 1972—that were used to demonstrate the effectiveness of such interventions are now outdated. Their results have never been replicated.
  • coming to the opposite conclusion (i.e., give them more money) … “The Never-Ending Struggle to Improve Head Start” (Atlantic, 2016): The federal government has invested billions in preschool, but there’s still lots of room to grow. No rigorous research project followed the children Johnson was talking about to determine whether now, in their mid-50s, the 1965 Head Start graduates are living the productive and rewarding lives predicted for them. Critics charge that Head Start is a big federal program spending billions of tax dollars on a pipe dream: that the effects of being born into poverty can be averted for a lifetime with a few hours a day spent in a classroom at age 4. On the other hand, its champions argue that everything Johnson predicted is still possible, if only the country gives the program the resources it needs to succeed. … Despite its evidently strong program, there is scant empirical evidence supporting Portland’s success at improving the academic futures of its graduates beyond that first year of kindergarten entry. The same is true of Head Start as a whole.

7 thoughts on “The one-month anniversary of Dr. Joe Biden, M.D.’s vaccination order for Head Start workers

  1. Everythig federal money touch turns to shit. Head Start (just like the rest of academia in US) is no exception.

  2. The time lag is very fortuitous because the January ’22 deadline will give them all a Head Start reading Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny’s new novel, which goes on sale this coming Tuesday, October 12.

    “From the #1 bestselling authors Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny comes a novel of unsurpassed thrills and incomparable insider expertise—State of Terror.”

    https://www.amazon.com/State-Terror-Novel-Louise-Penny/dp/198217367X

    At 512 pages, the they’ll have will have about 80 days to read it – only 6.4 spellbinding pages per day! Amazon has the novel for just $20.99 in Hardcover and $14.99 for the Kindle edition, which I don’t think is anywhere near what this book is really worth. If you’d like to spend more money while waiting for delivery, you can still sign up for the Virtual PEN Out Loud/Scripps online event featuring the authors themselves. It’s this Tuesday from 7-8 pm for $40-60. I learned about this from The New Republic, so you know it’s gonna be GREAT and well worth the money!

    https://pen.org/event/pen-out-loud-hillary-rodham-clinton-and-louise-penny-with-susan-choi/

    The TNR Salon series is also available on YouTube! Their latest video, as home heating oil and propane prices begin to spike for this winter, is “Dissecting the Language of Climate Change.”

    https://www.youtube.com/c/NewRepublic1914/videos

    By the time all the Head Start people get vaccinated, they should able to polish off HRC’s new book and probably half of the TNR Salon video library.

    • Interesting biographical tidbit/comparison: Part of Louise Penny’s brief bio. at the [Virtual] PEN Out Loud page: “In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Penny lives in a village south of Montréal. Photo Credit: Dominique Lafond and Deborah Feingold.”

      Now she is on the cusp of making an even greater contribution to American culture!

      As I’ve noted recently, another prominent Canadian – Justin Bieber – recently announced his most recent contribution to American culture through his new line of boutique marijuana “flower” joints. A few days later, he may have demonstrated their potency by engaging in an online confrontation with a Deepfake version of Tom Cruise from TikTok! I think that means it’s some good stuff!

      https://www.dailydot.com/debug/justin-bieber-tom-cruise-deepfake/

      In light of these facts, it’s pluperfect that the HRC/Penny online event: “…is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.”

      If you head on over to the Palms website, it’s easy to see that there are plenty of locations to pick up your new Justin Bieber “Peaches” in the greater Los Angeles area! If you live there, why not kill two birds with one stone, so to speak: sign up for your [Virtual] PEN Out Loud event, pre-order your copy of “State of Terror” today, and make some plans to skedaddle on on over to Palms and pick up some Peaches! The Canadians have us covered with everything from page-turning political thrillers to chill-out doobage!

      Get a Head Start!

      https://www.palmspremium.com/locations

  3. The saying goes “SEEK the truth and you shall find it” –and NOT that you find the truth by passively ACCEPTING what authorities tell you is the “truth” like herd animals unthinkingly obey their shepherds’ orders. Yet almost nobody ACTIVELY SEEKS the truth, they only PASSIVELY ACCEPT as “truth” what the authorities tell them and so become UNthinking members of “herd stupidity.”

    Do YOU actually SEEK the truth or are you a mindless member of “herd stupidity”?

    Find out in “The 2 Married Pink Elephants In The Historical Room –The Holocaustal Covid-19 Coronavirus Madness: A Sociological Perspective  & Historical Assessment Of The Covid “Phenomenon”” by Rolf Hefti at https://www.rolf-hefti.com/covid-19-coronavirus.html

    You can ONLY see the official lies IF you SEEK the truth…. it means you must LOOK “behind the curtain” — behind the official narratives.

    “Finding individuals who can think for themselves now is like finding diamonds in a sewer.” (Unknown)

  4. Logic no longer has a place in our sociality. It’s disappearing bit by bit.

    Feel good speeches and education with empty promises and policies with endless spending on social programs with no return on investment is the wave of future.

    This is what we get when our politician use emotions over logic.

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