He’s FINALLY gone. But the hits just keep on comin’!
New evidence proves just how badly Barack Obama crippled our economy, for one thing, but his failures and screw-ups hardly end there.
Further, we are firmly convinced he made a very real attempt at destroying the capitalist system.
But what about our children?
Remember the Stimulus bill that was going to transform the horrible economy into pink, fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows? The one that granted about $7B to schools all around the nation in order to invest in education and help American students be more competitive in the global economy?
Still not ringing a bell?
Well, that’s because all that money spent on education has finally been analyzed, compartmentalized, and summarized. We now know exactly what impact those billions of dollars had on our precious and very important education system.
As it turns out, the impact was…almost nil. No, worse. We’ve gone backwards.
Thankfully, we can look forward to this for the next 4 years:
“Wednesday, two days before President Obama left office, the Education Department published a study on its website showing the expenditure of $7 billion dollars on these grants accomplished nothing.
The full report, which calls the grants, “one of the largest federal government investments in an education grant program,” [is] a lengthy report but the conclusion on student test scores and graduation rates is relatively brief:
There were no significant impacts of SIG-funded models on math or reading test scores, high school graduation, or college enrollment of students in schools at the SIG eligibility cutoff… For 2012–2013, the impact on math test scores was 0.01 standard deviations, the impact on reading test scores was 0.08 standard deviations, and the impact on high school graduation was -5 percentage points, but these impacts were not statistically significant.”
To sum up, the graduation rates actually DECREASED. Although the report points out that it was only an insignificant -5 percentage points decrease, why isn’t the question being asked:
WHAT DID 7 BILLION DOLLARS JUST BUY OUR STUDENTS? A DECREASED GRADUATION RATE!
Is that clear enough for you, Department of Education? Obama, this is one of the reasons why the American people do NOT think highly of your presidency.
This is also the reason why I homeschool my children: for the simple lack of seriousness that this government has placed upon real, true education. When our students in the inner cities are treated as if they’re ghosts and the students in the suburbs are ignored, there’s a major problem with this picture.
Betsy DeVos, Trump’s pick for Secretary of the Department of Education would be better off just scrapping the entire department and building it from scratch.
Better yet: How about handing education requirements back to the States? At least when they had control over it, our children had a chance to succeed. Under this current DoE, there is nothing but indoctrination into Leftist ideology and the Joys of Globalization.
Thanks for nothing, Jimmy Carter!