Monday, February 28, 2005

Why is public education being attacked?

[via Sideshow]

The short answer is that changing staffing needs in the new corporate push-button economy have resulted in a need for fewer successful students and rising stratification of the new economy needs to be explained (by the people at the top) as the fault of the people at the bottom.

If this analysis is even close to correct (and I'm afraid that it does explain a substantial part of the phenomena described), it represents a failure of imagination on the part of the business communities: a bigger pool of talent means cheaper talented people. It also means more entreprenurialism which, though it does lead to competition, also leads to innovation and growth.

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