Let's look, for just a minute, at our new Secretary of Education - Arne Duncan.
Under his 'stellar' guidance the Chicago Public Schools managed to reach these lofty educational heights:
83% Below grade level in Reading
87% Below grade level in Math
77% Below grade level in Writing
84% Below grade level in Science
And you get all this for the bargain price of $10,550 per student.
I guess his "Green for Grade$" program ($50 for an A, $35 for a B, and $20 for a C) didn't end up costing very much.