Friday, May 2, 2008

BUSH'S READING PROGRAM A BUST

ABC NEWS The $6 billion reading program at the center of President Bush's signature education law has failed to make a difference in how well children understand what they read, according to a study by the program's own champion - the U.S. Department of Education.The program, Reading First, was designed to help boost student performance in low-income elementary schools, but failed to improve reading comprehension, says the study from the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the Education Department.

There was no difference in comprehension scores between students who participated in Reading First and those who did not, the study found. The findings threw the program's future into doubt.

3 Comments:

At May 4, 2008 9:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, just how much could have ever been expected from a 'reading program' initiated by someone who can't read?

 
At May 5, 2008 12:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually I think brother Neil Bush, whose company created and marketed the reading program, can actually read, unlike his more famous sibling. I doubt the fact that the product has proven worthless will result in the refund of any of our tax dollars, however.

 
At May 7, 2008 9:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

but hey....what's a few Billions for the Bush family? besides, thanks to Neils history wiht funds (remember the Silverado S&L that lost a few billion that he oversaw?)...if it weren't for his wealthy friends like wanted Boris Berezhofsky, billionaire who gave Neil entree tothe Ukranian govt ..who also purchased the COW reading program...as have a number of other struggling governments...Neil has made out like a proverbial bandit..as did Berezhovsky who lives like a Raja in London and flits to his mansion in Israel to evade extradition back to Russia...thick as thieves, they are...

 

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