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Millions were wasted on poorly supervised federal program.
Liberals will want to blame Bush for Teddy Kennedy's mess but we know better. Fortunately, Obama has promised to run his ObamaCare program efficiently and the money we save on health care will fix our budget.
All government is a costly lesson and yet people keep demanding more and bigger government.
Guess what - all high-tech or outsourced innovations aren't winners, and the glorious Free Market isn't the solution to everything. If half the parents had their way they would transfer their superstar athletes to the school with the best teams and none of that impossible (to them) science and math stuff.
"As part of the 2002 No Child Left Behind federal education law, schools were required to offer tutoring services to kids from low-performing schools."
Let's see....10 years ago....2002... A republicon president, a republicon House Of Representatives and a republicon Senate. This is a PERFECT example of republicon "privatize everything"!!!!!
The blame game is so old! One thing is to be learned from this debacle. Put controls and measures in place to monitor the effectiveness of the tutoring. That will help ensure that the students benefit and taxpayer money is well spent.
This should be a lesson in what often happens in privatizing what should be a public function: fraud, waste and incompetence along with inefficient use of public money. If tutoring is to be offered to struggling students as a part of the public school system, the tutors should be trained, have educational requirements, be licensed and paid well. Guess what, if that happens, they will be effective.
"This should be a lesson in what often happens in privatizing what should be a public function: fraud, waste and incompetence along with inefficient use of public money". Good thing there is no fraud, waste and incompetence along with inefficient use of public money by government. Follow the money - it all goes back to government.
Why aren't tutors school employees? Offering tutoring during the school day individually or in small groups rig?htnthere in the child's school would make the most sense. After oe before school, offering teachers extra pay to tutor individually or in small groups would also be a good idea. To help a struggling child is a team effort. A team is only effective if it works together. Fragmenting a child's day with subcontractors was a plan set to fail...and to make the situation worse for the child. Can't we put our children first and our classroom teachers a close second? Until we do, nothing is going to "work."
Perhaps NCLB is as flawed as the tutoring program it pushed.
Whenever conservative politicians talk about privatizing some public function, you can be almost 100% sure that there's a friend of theirs ready and waiting to provide that service and make a tidy profit by paying the employees less and providing lower quality services.
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