Lindsey Burke, a Heritage Foundation expert in education policy, appeared on Fox Business News this week to discuss the ineffectiveness of federal education spending.
Burke argued that state and local leaders should be able to make decisions based on what is best for their community—without federal manipulation. She explained,
We have seen federal per-pupil expenditures triple, and yet reading achievement is flat. Academic achievement gaps persist. American students still rank in the middle of the pack with their international peers. Graduation rates are the same today as they were in the 1970s. It’s definitely a business model we need to rethink, and one that needs to put more power in the hands of parents and local leaders, not the federal government.
Watch the video of her appearance after the jump.