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.The schools' problem is not money; the problem is far too many students who, for a variety of reasons, have no interest in learning. Behaving disruptively, they make it nearly impossible for the others to learn.
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.
Unwillingness to confront this reality is widespread. Almost nobody likes the policies which logically flow from this diagnosis.