Archive for February, 2016

Where’s My Free-market?

February 11, 2016

This should be an SAT question.

Which of the following items doesn’t fit with the others?

A) Our society needs to improve its teaching & schools
B) Our society is founded on free-market principles
C) We should make the teaching profession unattractive by underpaying relative to the trainingĀ it requires and reducing benefits.

“To be sure, international comparisons can be instructive. It is useful to know that teachers in high-scoring Finland are prepared much more thoroughly than teachers in most U.S. states, and that high teacher salaries in Singapore and Taiwan have eliminated shortages in math instruction.

“But too much time in the United States is spent fear-mongering and declaring that our economy is about to tank because of how U.S. schools purportedly stack up against schools in other nations.