John Katzman Has It Totally Right on Ed Reform

Every donor, every foundation or advocacy staffer, every academic, or anyone else who cares about having an intelligent strategy for improving education should watch this video.  It’s as if he’s been reading this blog and stealing our thoughts, but Katzman puts it all together in an incredibly compelling way.

The bottom line is improving schools is going to require more markets and choice and less testing and accountability.  And you don’t have to worry too much about testing and accountability because it is so politically unpopular that it will mostly destroy itself.

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2 Responses to John Katzman Has It Totally Right on Ed Reform

  1. George Mitchell says:

    “There is a brutal accountability to choice done right.”

    On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, Jay P. Greene’s Blog wrote:

    > Jay P. Greene posted: “Every donor, every foundation or advocacy staffer, > every academic, or anyone else who cares about having an intelligent > strategy for improving education should watch this video. It’s as if he’s > been reading this blog and stealing our thoughts, but Katzma” >

  2. Greg Forster says:

    Not just “more markets and choice” but also better metrics – metrics designed to give parents the information they actually need and want, in a format they understand and will find credible.

    An underappreciated aspect of technocracy is the distorting effect it has on metrics, not only on the selection of metrics (though that is bad enough) but on their credibility. As Gresham Machen said in another context, “it is useless to approach a man with both a club and an argument.”

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