A part of Trump’s success would be because Obama’s administration did not do enough – even without being critical of his administration, it’s possible to hypothesize that specific actions could have changed the narrative just that little bit.
He could have pursued a better foreign policy in Syria; he could have jailed more bankers; he could have made ARRA into a bigger stimulus package, or let it run a bit longer; etc.
At any rate, it’s worth it to me to keep track of specific reports of what did not go well in the Obama years. So here goes.
Last week, WaPo reported that Obama’s (Arne Duncan’s) School Improvement Grants program had no effect on low-performing schools, Duncan’s rhetoric notwithstanding (report at DoEd site, also attached below.)
- DoEd. report on effectiveness of School Improvements Grants program (downloaded, Jan 22, 2017)