Thursday, September 06, 2007

Good Education Post

A great post from the Quick and Ed that summarizes a recent Harper's Magazine article on education (this could probably be done without even reading the Harper's article):
1) The public schools are doing a pretty good job; many critiques are over-blown.


2) They need a lot more money.


3) We can't expect [them to] do much better than they're doing now (which, to be clear, is pretty good), and so we shouldn't subject them to accountability regimes like NCLB.

This is neither logically coherent nor particularly compelling, which is why the left has been marginalized in a lot of contemporary education debates and decisions.



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