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Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didnít work
Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2017 | Emma Brown

Posted on 01/22/2017 7:17:16 AM PST by C19fan

One of the Obama administration’s signature efforts in education, which pumped billions of federal dollars into overhauling the nation’s worst schools, failed to produce meaningful results, according to a federal analysis. Test scores, graduation rates and college enrollment were no different in schools that received money through the School Improvement Grants program — the largest federal investment ever targeted to failing schools — than in schools that did not.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bho44; educationfunding; miserablefailure; obamalegacy; schools
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Anybody who follows this knew pumping more money into horrible schools would not make one damn difference. Just look at what happened to Kansas City. A judge ordered the state to pump billions of dollars into KC School to entice white students to go to school in the hood. MO gutted the budget for schools outside of KC. I spent a summer in 1991 in KC interning at the Federal Reserve Bank there. The TV constantly showed all these awesome magnet schools in KC trying to entice whitey. Just a few of the schools I remember was a school with Olympic quality athletic facilities, a Latin school, and a school focusing on science with top notch lab facilities and equipment. What was the result of all this "investment". Nothing changed. Whitey kept to the 'burbs and the students in KC showed no improvement in any metrics around student performance. As long as there is 75% bastard rate in the African-American community and 50% Hispanic bastard rate nothing will change. The only solution is to take the kids away form their baby mammas and put them in top notch orphangage like institutions.
1 posted on 01/22/2017 7:17:16 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

The money went to union stooges.


2 posted on 01/22/2017 7:19:19 AM PST by Navin Johnson
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To: C19fan

Liberals know the definition of money.

They do not know the definition of standards.

And Dorkbama the Muslim eunuch was an ideal leader of liberals, because the lack of standards let to his rise and election.


3 posted on 01/22/2017 7:21:18 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: C19fan

How truly shocking. Not.


4 posted on 01/22/2017 7:23:28 AM PST by pinkandgreenmom
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To: Navin Johnson

Unions do siphon off much much of the money on its way to improving education.


5 posted on 01/22/2017 7:24:13 AM PST by Rapscallion ( Equal justice is an American principle)
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To: Navin Johnson

Exactly, none of that money was spent on fixing the schools. It was just payback to the unions.


6 posted on 01/22/2017 7:26:20 AM PST by deweyfrank (Nobody's Perfect)
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To: C19fan

Cut Obama a break...all his attention was focused on repairing race relations in the US.


7 posted on 01/22/2017 7:27:48 AM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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Yes, but objective testing and grades are the old way of measuring success. Look at the acceptance of LGBT..., BLM, Islam,...blah blah blah. Schools have become very successful.


8 posted on 01/22/2017 7:29:25 AM PST by D Rider
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Spending government money to “fix” schools can only exacerbate the failings of the schools. Spending private money to fix public schools has necessarily the same result.


9 posted on 01/22/2017 7:29:45 AM PST by arthurus
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Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work

Quickest way to push schooling in the right direction is Home Schooling, Vouchers, and charter schools, empowering parents, National Right to Teach (union membership and dues optional).

10 posted on 01/22/2017 7:30:25 AM PST by Navy Patriot (America returns to the Rule of Law)
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There is a toxic culture producing the students fed into those schools. Until that culture is neutralized, no reform is going to help those schools.

In that culture, being successful is “acting white” and thus is something to be avoided at any cost. And that is just one of the problems.


11 posted on 01/22/2017 7:31:52 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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Spending government money to "fix" schools can only exacerbate the failings of the schools. Spending private money to fix public schools has necessarily the same result.

That KC "experiment" had to fail because the problem is the population that fills those tech and amenity laden schools. White kids from middle class or even working class homes can't learn anything useful in classes that are continually in disruption and partially filled with kids who have an adversarial relationship with education.

12 posted on 01/22/2017 7:33:07 AM PST by arthurus
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The BILLIONS spent ending up in union pensions DOES NOTHING for the kids!!!


13 posted on 01/22/2017 7:33:34 AM PST by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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Lefties could throw a trillion at it and still show no results. Until you burn down the group think Teachers lounge’s and fix the gehtto family unit it’s a lost cause.


14 posted on 01/22/2017 7:35:40 AM PST by DAC21
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The money went to union stooges.

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And to the bureaucrats and Beltway contractors. For all those parties, the spending worked out quite well.

It’s time to pull the plug on all this unproductive government largess. Only fund results, not promises.


15 posted on 01/22/2017 7:36:30 AM PST by Starboard
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Throwing $$$ at “students” who don’t want to study and “teachers” who don’t want to work, is a total waste

That KC project was doomed from the get-go. No way any parent was going to send their kids to the ghetto


16 posted on 01/22/2017 7:38:34 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Liberalism is a mental disorder" On FULL Display NOW BOYCOTT PepsiCO Kellogg's)
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They never meant to “fix’ the schools.

They wanted to make sure the teachers unions got stronger. It was never about fixing anything except the votes for democRATS.


17 posted on 01/22/2017 7:41:50 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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Yeah, all went to unions and administrators, etc. Nothing for students and materials. It’s a shame when teachers have to buy supplies for their classes.


18 posted on 01/22/2017 7:43:52 AM PST by SkyDancer (Ambition Without Talent Is Sad, Talent Without Ambition Is Worse)
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Gee....maybe because attitude toward learning is the fundamental problem. Not $$. Even if you give kids a state of the art school infrastructure + great teachers, they won’t learn anything if they have a bad attitude. People still managed to learn (and learn well) in one room schoolhouses. $$ by itself is never going to fix the attitude problem.


19 posted on 01/22/2017 7:44:31 AM PST by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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To: Navin Johnson

Because it went to the administration its porpaganda programs and the union


20 posted on 01/22/2017 7:47:10 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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