Friday, February 15, 2013

Inefficiency, not lack of money hampers education

Inefficiency, not lack of money hampers education:
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Without efficiency changes like classroom size flexibility and at-will employment of teachers, more money won’t change very much. Eric Hanushek, an expert on the economics of education, testified that if we were able to remove the least productive 8 percent of teachers and replace them with teachers just producing at an average level, our education system would be as good as Finland’s, which is the best in the world.
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Why don't we do it?  I blame Democrats and unions.  They have too much to lose if effciency were imposed on the education system.