Rhonda Seltz (“Give our children a Head Start,” July 25 commentary) sings the praises of Head Start: “We have to save Head Start. There is simply no other option if we are going to live up to our responsibility to provide for our children.” Seltz clearly does not know the facts.
Since 1965, taxpayers have spent more than $180 billion on this relic of the Great Society, a federal government experiment that has damaged our society. Since Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 legislation declaring a War on Poverty, 15 trillion taxpayer dollars have been spent on dysfunctional entitlement programs that have caused greater dependence on government and destruction of the family, particularly the black family.
Ring, of Pulaski County, is a retired military officer and a family nurse practitioner working as an adjunct professor at Radford University School of Nursing.