Watch: Spending on education programs not buying better test scores


The federal government has spent more than $293 billion in the past decade to improve student academic performance, on top of a combined $5.5 trillion spent by the states, the Huffington Post reports. But despite priority treatment from Presidents Bush and Obama, reading and math proficiency levels haven’t budged. A quarter of high school seniors don’t meet basic reading standards and a third fall below basic math proficiency…

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