The Department of Education continually wants more money to improve low performing schools. Unfortunately, because of the union, firing low performing teachers will never be the solution. So good teachers will continue to accelerate their students under these initiatives while the DoEdu scratches its head why these new ideas don't work when bad teachers implement them in a half-donkey way.
The DoEdu's ADDITIONAL spending so far under the sequester.
|February 25||Improve lowest-performing schools||$15,000,000|
|March 7||Baltimore School Shooting Recovery||$35,000|
|March 11||School Improvement Grants (SIG)||$69,600,000|
|March 27||2013 Investing in Innovation Competition||$150,000,000|