From a commentary in Education Week on the “enormous potential” of the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”:

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan may soon have $5 billion at his discretion that could go a long way toward making research-based strategies available to underperforming schools and students who desperately need help.

I have no idea what that educationspeak means, but I hope one of those strategies is teaching economics. Do these folks teaching our children really believe that Ducan, even with the bureacratic brainpower of the Department of Education behind him, can effectively allocate $5 billion dollars? Better than, say, a million families with kids in underperforming schools each with a $5,000 education voucher and the freedom to spend it at the public or private school of its choice?