"Grandpa" rolling like we oldsters tend to do.
This made me laugh:
And then there are the recommendations from former President Bill Clinton: “Those are a dime a dozen,” Haddad said.
Another admissions insider said it’s rumored one can “buy” a letter from Clinton with a donation.
Author argues "Yes."
I'd argue for mostly yes. Evaluations can occasionally catch a truly incompetent or unfit teacher, but beyond that they are of little use.
Review of Bryan Caplan's new book, The Case Against Education: Why the Education System is a Waste of Time and Money.
I used to cover this principle in my MBA class, but I didn't know it had a name and a history.
Here's a fine recent example: "The five-paragraph fetish".
Here's another possible example, related to the recent school killings in Florida. Horrible if true.
So how is it that four armed cops remained outside the building and did nothing?
What can be measured can be gamed.
We thought teachers' unions hated charters. If "consider" because actual, we won't have seen anything yet.
An op-ed by the amazing Eva Moskowitz. The takeaway: don't mess with Eva.
. . . economics will win. As is well known the HC of the Patriots was an economics major (Wesleyan). I didn't know until yesterday that the defensive coordinator of the Eagles, Jim Schwartz, was also an economics major (Georgetown).
Kids, study economics and you may well be on your way to fame and fortune in the NFL!