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Monday, January 24, 2011

If education were a business..

I am posting this article on most of my blogs.  I think it is the heart of the debate in education right now and may soon be the approach in schools across the country - Maine included.  Take a few minutes and read it through.  Please leave a comment on this blog.  Here is your chance to have your voice heard!

Courtesy of eSchool nNews.

Laura Devaney, Managing Editor of eSchool News writes: "Supporters say that taxpayers have a right to know if their tax dollars are producing strong achievement outcomes, while critics say all schools are different and have different variables, therefore making it unfair to judge school success by a business rubric.
Have you read the study? What's your reaction? What do you think - is this a viable way to evaluate schools, or is the study off base?"

If education were a business… If education were a business…
A controversial new study published by the Center for American Progress analyzes K-12 school districts based on their productivity: the academic achievement a district produces relative to its education spending. ... [ Read More ]

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