Obama Presides Over Historic Education Policy Failure.
On its way out the door, the Obama Education Department quietly released the results of its $7 billion investment in the School Improvement Grants program, “the largest federal investment ever targeted to failing schools,” according to the Washington Post. Education Secretary Arne Duncan had promised the program would turn around 5,000 failing schools.
The results are nothing short of a colossal failure. Test scores, graduation rates, and college enrollment were no different in schools that received School Improvement Grants than schools that did not. Via the Post, here’s a rough idea of how the program was supposed to work:
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