Monday, March 9, 2009

D.C. schools have 'more money than God,' yet outcomes 'disastrous'

Washington Post staff writers Bill Turque and Maria Glod report:
History has shown that money alone does not drive school improvement, [Education Secretary Arne] Duncan said, pointing to the District of Columbia, where public school students consistently score near the bottom on national reading and math tests even though the school system spends more per pupil than its suburban counterparts do.

"D.C. has had more money than God for a long time, but the outcomes are still disastrous," Duncan said in an interview with Washington Post editors and reporters.

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