APS – The $40 Million Cost of Reform – What Are the Results?


Over the last five years over $40 million have been spent on “reform programs”. This includes monies spent on the High School Transformation, Middle School Reform, Project Grad and four School Reform Teams. While most of this has been cut from the FY13 Budget, there is still over $1 million for the remaining vestiges of the four School Reform Teams in the FY13 Budget. Let’s assume that these reform programs were well intentioned and produced results.

And it is now time for an accounting – the intentions may have been good and the money was spent – and what were the results? What improvements were gained in the education of the students? What cost reductions due to increased efficiencies were realized? What other benefits to the system were gained?

After spending $40 million, I think the taxpayers deserve some answers.

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