New report cites failures of federal education policy

July 7, 2004

“Despite the more than quadrupling of federal spending on education and the near tripling of real per pupil expenditures between 1965 and 2003, most measures of student achievement have remained flat,” McCluskey says. “Math and reading scores have stagnated, graduation rates have flatlined, and researchers have shown numerous billion-dollar federal programs to be failures.”

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