Scandal!

The government charged taxpayers billions for a worthless investment!

From WaPo:

One of the Obama administration’s signature efforts in education, which pumped billions of federal dollars into overhauling the nation’s worst schools, failed to produce meaningful results, according to a federal analysis.

Test scores, graduation rates and college enrollment were no different in schools that received money through the School Improvement Grants program — the largest federal investment ever targeted to failing schools — than in schools that did not.

The Education Department published the findings on the website of its research division on Wednesday, hours before President Obama’s political appointees walked out the door.

Cue the Federal investigation! Fire up the Elizabeth Warren signal! Taxpayers robbed blind of billions of dollars paid out to special interests in exchange for false promises! Where was the oversight?! How can they act with such impunity?! Both federal and state prosecutors are expected to pursue fraud charges. According to one prosecutor, “it’s a slam dunk case for fraud–the evidence against the policy was overwhelming, but they ignored it and lied to American people and now billions of dollars later, they can’t ignore it anymore.”  Obama officials are expected to concede that their critics were right all along about central interventions: “We meant well, but it turns out it was a mistake to gamble away billions of dollars of other peoples’ money at the expense of American school children. This will never happen again. Obama himself takes full responsibility for the failure.”

Nope. People will continue to say “well we gotta try, right?” Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as a “better” witch doctor.

 

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