Posted: Mon. July 18, 2016, 2:53pm PT
Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of Americas Children appears on The Joe Pags radio show in San Antonio, TX and discusses the themes of her new book. The US Department of Education has failed students and parents since it was created in 1979. After spending billions of dollars on bureaucratic red tape, test scores for students have remained relatively flat. Instead of federal bureaucrats making decisions that effect students, Alger says local teachers, parents and administrators are much better suited for making individual schools work better for their communities.