Federal funds no panacea for struggling schools

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Many people believe that more money is not an assurance that schools will improve.

This new review from the Georgia DOE will give them evidence to support that contention: DOE found that schools receiving federal school improvement grant funds have a mixed performance record.

The review compared the percentage of end-of-course test takers who met or exceeded state standards in Math I, Math II, 9th-grade literature and American literature as well as a year-to-year comparison of graduation rates in 2011 and 2012. Three metro Atlanta schools were included in the review.

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