It’s not as though President Donald Trump’s appointee for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos didn’t have enough information to overhaul Americas public schools but now she will have a ton of information to push school choice for parents because the one size fits all definitely does not work in our countries schools systems that ranks 19th scholastically among the advanced countries in the world. Throwing money at our schools does not remedy the fact that its the teaching methods and what is being taught in our school systems that should be the overall decision maker as to where are schools are going in improving our children’s education.
The following was posted by John Sexton, published by Hot Air News: “Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, aka the stimulus, was a multi-billion dollar commitment to improve failing schools through targeted grants. These School Improvement Grants (SIG) were given out to schools that agreed to adopt one of four approved models for improvement. 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,” can be found here. It’s 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.”
“So the graduation rate actually went down, just not in a statistically significant way.”
This will definitely push the argument of school choice it being homeschooling that we all know by now is really catching on and the push for Charter schools which the liberals (socialists) have been totally against especially the teachers unions because the more charter schools that are established means the less union dues going into the teachers unions treasury. Nobody is advocating more charter schools to hurt the teachers unions but the parents need to know there are options of different choices for their kids if they feel the school system they have their child in now is of no return.
To make matters worst there is still Common Core to contend with and one of the promises Trump made was to get rid of it because on top of everything else parents lose control of teaching methods with this Common Core crap which I must say is a ridiculous method of teaching which defies all common sense and I must say Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos I am so very pleased about because she will bring back common sense into our school systems and it has been stressed she is not for Common Core. She is a perfect pick and I hope the Senate confirms her soon so we can get on with educating our kids the American way and not the socialist way.