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Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work / Dismal Voucher Results Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins
I don't have much confidence in any political party to improve schools.
Trump Diary 9: Black Blocs and U-locks - Waggish
"The right and the left elites had very different relationships with their respective underculture groups. In short, the right politically enfranchised its underculture allies, while the left culturally enfranchised its underculture allies."
Scientists' Evaluations of Research: the Biasing Effects of the Importance of the Topic
The more important the topic the worse the average quality of research in an area. "When the topic was important, scientists in both samples were significantly more likely to overlook the methodological flaws, and significantly more lenient in their recommendations that the studies be published."