Sunday, October 3, 2010

Coburn: Education Reform Efforts Have Failed

“The tragic story of American education since 1965 shows that virtually all efforts to reform the system have failed. Every meaningful measure of academic proficiency has either gone down or failed to improve in spite billions of dollars of education spending. Of course, the problems in our system are manifold. Yet, instead of leading the nation in a serious discussion about how to improve education, Congress has made the problem worse. As this report documents, Congress’ obsession with its own self-interested parochial projects are harming students, delaying reform and undermining our future." ~ Senator Tom Coburn

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