Posts Tagged ‘Department of Education’

Education Department Bureaucrats Bail After $7 Billion in Waste Exposed


Monday January 23rd, 2017   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:15am PST   •   0 Comments

In 2009, as part of President Obama’s signature economic policy that was passed into law as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which is more popularly known as the “stimulus package,” President Obama dedicated some $7 billion for the express purpose of improving academically failing schools through School Improvement Grants (SIG). In order to…
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Trickle-Down Debt, Failure


Monday August 15th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:38am PDT   •   0 Comments

Politicians may bill it as “free”, but government monopoly in education is big business that racks up considerable public debt. As Dan Walters of the Sacramento Bee observes, in recent decades California has issued $45 billion in school bonds now being repaid at a cost of nearly $3 billion a year. With interest the…
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Conventional Wisdom on Education?


Wednesday July 20th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:12am PDT   •   0 Comments

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week has showcased plenty of hoopla and boilerplate rhetoric – some of it apparently plagiarized – but provided little enlightenment on key themes such as education. On Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan and New Jersey governor Chris Christie bypassed the subject completely. Not so Donald Trump Jr.,…
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A Milestone in Federal Education Waste


Wednesday April 6th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:55am PDT   •   0 Comments

Shirley Hufstedler, the nation’s first federal Education Secretary, has passed away at 90. That news might surprise some, and not just the younger set, who imagined that the first federal education secretary appeared way back in 1776. There wasn’t one, because the Constitution gives states, not the federal government, domain over education. Under these…
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Duncan Departs, but Federal Education Waste Lives On


Wednesday October 7th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:14am PDT   •   0 Comments

Arne Duncan is stepping down as federal Education Secretary, but the Washington Post news story of almost 3,000 words left out some key details. Duncan, one of the president’s Chicago pals, has been the federal point man against school choice. As we noted, the current president, like Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter before him,…
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GovEdAbuse.con


Tuesday September 23rd, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:49am PDT   •   0 Comments

The new school year has kicked off but many students, particularly African Americans in the inner cities, remain interned in dysfunctional and dangerous schools. This is not an accident. Those are the very schools that legislators, bureaucrats, and government employee union bosses want for low-income students. In government education, money goes directly to the…
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Slam Duncan


Wednesday February 19th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 6:30am PST   •   1 Comment

For the third consecutive year, the National Basketball Association included U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in its celebrity game on all-star weekend. Duncan played basketball at Harvard where he was a first team academic all-American. In Black History Month some viewers might have thought that his real job is to dish out assists…
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Voters Believe Federal Spending Cuts Unlikely


Friday January 4th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 3:09pm PST   •   1 Comment

Most American voters want to see the federal government make spending cuts across the board, but those same voters doubt such cuts will take place, according to a recent Rasmussen Poll. The survey found that only 39 percent of likely voters think it is somewhat likely that government will significantly reduce spending while 57…
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Shovel-Ready Stimulus Sightings


Tuesday November 16th, 2010   •   Posted by Robert Higgs at 4:31pm PST   •   1 Comment

A funny thing happened on the way to the voting booth: Americans discovered that most federal “stimulus” funds were being used to stimulate government, not the economy. I was on the road recently, driving from my home in southeast Louisiana through a long stretch of Mississippi to Tuscaloosa, Ala., then to the outskirts of…
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