American school children and Russian cows

If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person I am not an education policy wonk: I’m just judgmental. But it seems to me that if every single parent sent every single child to public school, public schools would improve. This would not happen immediately. It could take generations. Your children… Continue reading American school children and Russian cows

Detroit Charter Schools 47, Detroit Public Schools 0

A Stanford University study suggests attending Charter Schools in Detroit results in significantly better educational achievement than attending government schools. Stanford University study finds charter pupils gain an extra three months of learningDetroit school children are learning at a rate of an extra three months in school a year when in charter public schools compared… Continue reading Detroit Charter Schools 47, Detroit Public Schools 0

"…labor cartels with no interest in their customers"

That's what I said Monday.Today, Investors Business Daily asks, "Why Are Tuitions So High?" An IBD analysis of data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that from 1989-2009 the number of administrative personnel at four- and two-year institutions grew 84%, from about 543,000 to over 1 million.By contrast, the number of faculty increased… Continue reading "…labor cartels with no interest in their customers"

Higher Education Bubble Rent Seekers

It's not the students. It's the ADMINISTRATORS. A Senate bill that would encourage the growth of alternative training programs for teachers and principals, some of which would not be based at colleges or universities but would have the authority to give certificates considered the equivalent of master’s degrees, has come under fire from higher education… Continue reading Higher Education Bubble Rent Seekers

The education monopoly

Ken Shelton, Middle Schools Computer teacher: "...the ultimate goal is to educate the children..."In contrast to Mr. Shelton, the goal of a teachers union is to perpetuate the teachers union and the political objectives of its leaders, and the goal of the typical school board is to be re-elected. That is, the major players are… Continue reading The education monopoly