"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
Alexander Hamilton

Monday, December 26, 2016

Deconstructing the Myth of American Public Schooling Inefficiency

This  Albert Shanker Institute report addressess the common myth that U.S. public schools are inefficient, spend way more money than do other nations and get worse results. 
 The premise of the report is that the data used to conclude that our public schools are inefficient "..are lacking in methodological rigor as to be of little if any value in our public debate or policy making process."
This is important, both here in New Hampshire and at the federal level, as public policy will be made based perhaps, upon inaccurate assumptions. These decisions can have a profound impact on public education as we know it, and should not be taken lightly. 

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