Andrew Yang, now on the presidential candidates’ stage in the Democratic debates, made a bold promise: He would create 100,000 new jobs with startups, based on the model of Teach for America.

His program is called Venture for America. He failed.

So far, he has created 4,000 new jobs and still struggling.

This parallels TFA’s bold promise to “close the achievement gap” and change the trajectory of students’ lives, simply by placing a recent college graduate with five weeks of training in urban and rural classrooms for two years (in some cases, three).

The achievement gap on NAEP has not budged in the past decade. TFA has been at the job of closing it for 30 years.