Ben Carson to Newsmax: ‘Social Promotion’ Hurting Students

In his new book, “Crisis In The Classroom,” which includes co-authors Benjamin Crump and Armstrong Williams, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson — who served in the Trump administration — outlines the systemic failures with public education, especially among students who don’t have the luxury of pursuing school-of-choice opportunities.

“The question is, how do we make sure that everyone gets a good education?” Carson asked on Newsmax on Tuesday while appearing on “American Agenda.” “There’s a lot of money being spent, per student [in public schools]; but there’s no accountability in terms of where that money goes.”

Carson said schools have become indifferent to whether students pass or fail, without meeting the baseline-minimum requirements for advancement — otherwise known as “social promotion.”

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