Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Mo' Money Mo' Problems

Interesting statistics:

Washington D.C. leads the states in teachers' salaries with California close behind.

Washington D.C.'s public education is abyssmal; with 88% of 8th graders failing to read and 92% far below proficiency in math, they are at the bottom of the list for student performance.

What's the correlation? Throwing money at inadequate teachers obviously isn't the solution, so lets throw money at students.

This link shows the new D.C. "Chancellor of Education" working in a new plan to pay students for academic performance.

I mean, it obviously works so well for teachers, it makes perfect sense that they would try their luck exploiting and patronizing underperforming adolescents.

6 comments:

The Passerby said...

xD

Tyler Bianco said...

Well, the more money you get easy, the less you work for it. It's only logical.

I just don't see why the government doesn't get it...



Maybe I should apply for a new cabinet position...bring back Grand Philosopher...worked for Galileo...

Seaner said...

Tyler, I think you're exactly right.

Kyle Rocks Hard said...

yep. I saw not to long ago a bumper sticker that said, "live well, work union"

it should have read "live easy, be lazy, work union, so you can't be fired"

Brian said...

This is why I think schools should learn to operate more so like businesses. If someone is not being efficient then fire them. That would solve the poor teacher problem, as well as make a few of my problems at CBU go away. However, that's much easier said than done.

Shredward said...

Damnit! Year after I graduate they have to fulfill my wildest dreams.