Gates later admitted his money had failed to make a difference, and that high school education had not improved from his investment.
Since 1965, Americans have spent $778 billion dollars on federal education programs. In 2001, Bush introduced No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The Bush administration asked for $24.4 billion dollars in 2008, representing a massive 41% increase since 2001.
The US Department of Education claims on its website that NCLB is meant to close the gap in education performance between blacks and whites: "Schools are now held specifically accountable for the annual progress of African American students."
Obama's 2013 budget slated $71.2 billion dollars for education; a 4.6% increase over 2012.
What have Americans gained with all these hundreds of billions in tax payer funds? Answer: absolutely nothing.
Despite efforts to get African American students to catch up with whites, the achievement gap in reading increased by 5% between 2009 and 2013! In Math, the gap remained unchanged. SAT reasoning scores (used to assess intelligence and college success) in reading for high school seniors has been falling for decades.
How can billions of dollars be spent on education with no discernible benefit detected?
The unfortunate truth is that minorities are increasing as a percentage of the US population. These minorities (blacks/Latinos) have lower genetically inherited IQs than the averages for American whites.
Even billions in donations from rich entrepreneurs and the American government can't fight nature. American education test scores will continue to fall in proportion to the growth of low IQ racial groups in the United States.
What must Christians learn from this?
Well meaning racial naivest Christians often discuss the injustice of bad minority schools in America. They blame bad education on the failure of blacks to achieve in life. These same people argue that Christians have an obligation to correct these injustices and better the lives of these ethnic groups.
The reality, however, is that white Christians have no control over biologically inherited intelligence. Even extreme interventions like adoption has been shown to have no long-term effect upon black people's intelligence.
If even adoption can't raise minority adult intelligence, and most of the poverty in the black community is caused by low IQ, then what can Christians really do to improve these people's lives? We can waste billions of dollars fighting a losing war with God, or we can use his blessings wisely.