Oh, good heavens, nooooooooo!
"Today's MBA programs are "outdated" and in desperate need of an upgrade."
I'd say she has some standing to criticize. She became CEO of PepsiCo on 10/1/06 and from then through 11/6/16 (when I'm writing this), Pepsi stock. with a beta currently of 0.69, is up 64.48% while the S&P500 is up 56.63%. (From Yahoo! Finance, but the time period doesn't seem to bookmark, so you'll have to set it yourself.) And over this time Pepsi has paid, I believe, a dividend higher than the S&P's.
Article in Acta Analytica, March 2002: "Are wooden tables necessarily wooden?"
(Subtitle: "Intensional essentialism versus metaphysical modality".)
What if the data backing up conventional wisdom were off? A new study suggests that past analyses linking student achievement to high student teaching evaluation ratings are flawed, a mere “artifact of small sample sized studies and publication bias.”
I hope voters in Massachusetts will read this, but anybody, anywhere with any interest in K-12 education should read it, too. David Leonhardt writes in the New York Times(!):
The briefest summary is this: Many charter schools fail to live up to their promise, but one type has repeatedly shown impressive results.
Hannah Larkin, the principal at Match, refers to such schools as “high expectations, high support” schools. They devote more of their resources to classroom teaching and less to almost everything else. They keep students in class for more hours. They set high standards for students and try to instill confidence in them. They focus on giving teachers feedback about their craft and helping them get better. . . .
The latest batch of evidence about this approach is among the most rigorous. Professors at M.I.T., Columbia, Michigan and Berkeley have tracked thousands of charter-school applicants, through high school and beyond, in Boston, where most charters fit the “high expectations, high support” model. . . .
A frequent criticism of charters is that they skim off the best students, but that’s not the case in Boston. Many groups that struggle academically — boys, African-Americans, Latinos, special-education students like Alanna — are among the biggest beneficiaries. On average, notes Parag Pathak, also of M.I.T., Boston’s charters eliminate between one-third and one-half of the white-black test-score gap in a single year.
It's time to give charter school opponents a dose of the irritating medicine the climate changers use: "The science is settled." (Only in this case, it really is.)
"In other words, to cover benefits for retirees, states need to dig into education funds that might otherwise be used to attract and retain good teachers or buy better textbooks and build new facilities."
Interesting and may be particularly interesting to Raleigh residents because Mr. Luddy is the founder of Thales Academy. And I did not know this:
If you look at northern Wake County, which includes Raleigh, 22 percent of the students are no longer in the traditional public school system. They’re in charters, private, Christian, what have you. That’s a powerful number.
They richly deserve every bit of backlash they get.
In areas where charter schools are most needed, the minority population that the NAACP seeks to represent is voting and organizing for charters. This is why minorities are siding with Republicans in Massachusetts by voting “Yes” on Question 2, while white liberals stand in their way. The issue of school reform presents the GOP with its best opportunity to make gains among minority voters.
I certainly can believe it.
Reading books to children has a far more profound effect on learning than letting them play with electronic tablets, according to Dr Shane Bergin, physicist, lecturer and researcher in science education at University College Dublin (UCD).