Monday, March 08, 2010

So Much for the Evidence

Here's Jay Greene with some good points about Head Start and the DC voucher program:

In a major education address last March, President Obama declared that his administration would "use only one test when deciding what ideas to support with your precious tax dollars: it's not whether an idea is liberal or conservative, but whether it works." Unfortunately, the test that seems to guide the Obama administration's education priorities is not whether a policy works, but whether it serves a political constituency. Nothing illustrates this disregard for evidence better than the administration's treatment of two federally funded programs: the D.C. voucher program, which it is helping to kill, and Head Start, on which it has bestowed billions more dollars. If the administration actually made its funding decisions based on results, its positions would be just the opposite.


Jay P. Greene

So Much for the Evidence

Obama's results-oriented education rhetoric doesn't come close to reality.

3 February 2010

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