Edu-topia in newark
The Problem with Top-Down Education Reforms
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  • Andrew Allison

    “If you really care about public education, calling for more spending is exactly the wrong thing to do.” Duh!

  • johngbarker

    “centralized, one-size-fits-all plans.” This may be bad for schools but it is certainly helpful for the vendors of consulting services, test prep and remedial education.”Race to the Top” was designed for this purpose. Newark was paying a thousand dollars a day for some of “reformers” who can now blame bureaucracy and teacher unions for their incompetence. If they really knew their business or cared, the consultants would have stopped this train wreck in the first six months.

  • ShadrachSmith

    The trouble with public education is that the customers have no say in the funding, so actually educating individual children doesn’t count for much, budgetarily speaking. If the parents spent the funds where they wished, with free bussing and wait lists, our schools would improve dramatically. Granted there would be some lunatic fringe schools. But we would be a lot better off than we are now.

  • rambler

    Newark will be a national model for another failed dem plan. No plan is aggressive enough to counter act decades of dem rule in a totally dems controlled state. Zuckie wasted his money. Want to fix Newark, then take a wrecking ball to Trenton!

  • Corlyss

    “Its changes are also likely a target of incoming Newark Mayor Ras Baraka,”

    What’s the matter with these I*di*ot voters in Blue states? Don’t they read anything outside their bubbles? Electing these crypto-communists tyrant wannabes repeatedly to office where they can do the most damage? Every thoughtful person in Newark should flee as soon as possible and leave it to the Lotus-Eaters.

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