President Barack Obama

“And when I say, by the way, building on what works, it means looking at the actual evidence of what works.  There are a lot of programs out there that sound good, are well-intentioned, well-inspired, but they’re not actually having an impact.  We don’t have enough money or time or resources to invest in things that don’t work, so we’ve got to be pretty hard-headed about saying if something is not working, let’s stop doing it.  Let’s do things that work.  And we shouldn’t care whether it was a Democratic program or a Republican program, or a faith-based program or — if it works, we should support it.  If it doesn’t, we shouldn’t.” –President Barack Obama, remarks at event announcing the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, The White House, February 27, 2014