When I say sleeping, I actually mean sleeping. But first, a story: A few years ago, I spent some time working with a company that had attempted, with less success than they would have liked, to turn around and operate failing public schools on a for-profit basis. Leaving aside basic business model issues, neither they … Continue reading Sleeping Our Way to Lower Healthcare Costs
Last week, I said that I'm not sure the standardized tests our kids take today help very much, and suggested that maybe we should go on strike - simply not send our kids to school to take them. Well, today, my daughter started taking hers (no, I didn’t keep her home). I was surprised to … Continue reading More on Education
I got an email from our school district the other day. It was a rundown of all the standardized tests that are coming up in the next few weeks. ISATs, COGATs, ITBSs, and NAEPs. Three things about this email jumped out at me, and they got me to thinking. First, these tests are being “administered,” … Continue reading Education: Just Say No?