Tag: teachers union
The Foxes’ Bureaucratic Capture of the Henhouse
What happens when you put the foxes in charge of the henhouse? The answer to that riddle is nothing good, unless you’re one of the foxes. In economics, that question is built into a concept called regulatory capture, which is a bad thing. Here’s a good definition: Regulatory capture is an economic theory that...
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Charter Schools Strike Out
With few exceptions, charter schools are part of the government monopoly on education, a collective farm of mediocrity and failure.
Want a Happier, Healthier, and More Prosperous Society? Try Freedom, Innovation and Incentives
“I will promote freedom at all costs,” is the first line of the Draper University pledge. Draper University of Heroes is a school I created to encourage people with ideas and energy to pursue their visions through entrepreneurship and risktaking. For an entrepreneur, freedom matters most. The ability to try new things without government...
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Why More Spending Doesn’t Produce Better Schools
A new study from Pepperdine University’s Davenport Institute has exposed the fraud continually perpetuated upon the taxpaying public—and visited upon the poor families trapped in criminally failed government schools—that if the state (in this case, California) just had more money it could deliver a good education. The study concludes that, notwithstanding all the talk...
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If They Don’t Believe in Tracking Performance, Why Give Grades?
The Secretary of Education came through town the other day, touting the Obama administration’s competition for states to receive federal funds, and teachers aren’t too happy about it. [Secretary] Duncan said the few states that win the competition—he wouldn’t say how many that could be—will have to show that they are innovative and that...
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