It's not who you probably think.
If a Republican mayor did this, we'd never, ever hear the end of it.
"A 2018 Evaluation of LAUSD’s Fiscal Outlook: Revisiting the Findings of the 2015 Independent Financial Review Panel"
Things don't look very good.
(But when my wife and I lived in L.A. our neighbor reported that a child had been knifed in the restroom of her daughter's Westside elementary school. Maybe things have improved a bit since then.)
Isn't it interesting what happens when you give people a choice?
For the third year in a row, enrollment has fallen in North Carolina’s traditional public schools even as the number of students continues to rise in charter schools, private schools and homeschools. The percentage of the state’s 1.8 million students attending traditional public schools has dropped to 80.8 percent and is continuing to fall rapidly.
So the New York Times took a look at the course evaluations of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In the first paragraph we find this:
Anonymous evaluations of professors by their students can be caustic or catty. But they are also unfailingly candid . . .
"[U]nfailingly candid"?? Says who? How does the reporter know? Couldn't they, at least occasionally, be "I'm getting a low grade in this class and I'm anonymous, so I'll just be nasty."
Who would have guessed?
Any mildly informed observer, however, realizes that the roster of guilty parties the statement compiles has a great big hole in the center: the teachers themselves. You can’t say that students have avoided the liberal arts without acknowledging that students avoid liberal arts professors.
Mark Bauerlein, professor of English at Emory, discusses one of the dirtiest, insufficiently known aspects of current higher education.
"If monopolies are bad, then public schooling is possibly the worst kind of monopoly."
I haven't taken any of these--use at your own risk--but it could well be this, rather than MOACs, will be the future of adult education.
The making of a phony statistic.