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[Investors] when push comes to shove, [are] going to put investors first ahead of kids," [what do] you say?
I would disagree with that. I would say that we can balance those
interests. And by the way … there is a tension between multiple
interests that exist in American public education. It's not that we are
the first time there's a tension that exists. The question is, can we
possibly do it in a way that actually winds up making it work better?
The academic data would indicate that we are, and I think that's the
It turned out that the principals at McCown deLeeuw did put investors first, over the interests of emotionally-fragile children and their families.
And it turned out that the Edison for-profit model didn't work, exactly, as promised.
"The puzzling thing is that as these kinds of [amenities] are increasing in their frequency on the national level, we all have mounting concerns about the affordability of higher education," Kalsbeek said.
I have a great idea! Let's so cater to our children that they will be dissatisfied with life on their own -- trying to lower their expectations to meet the lifestyle they can afford on an early-career paycheck-- that they'll move back in! No empty nest! No dissatisfied kids!
A note to all those Millennials who demand the same private
bathrooms and vegetarian meals that they got at home: College dorms are
supposed to be yucky for the same reason that your parents aren't
supposed to wait on you hand and foot when you're a teen - it's so that
you eventually want to grow up and move out and take care of your own precious self. College is something you leave for something better. And unlike at home, you won't get to hang around for years for free if you get hooked on those comfy dorm rooms.
Mel Levine's new book, Ready or Not: Here Life Comes touches on the modern middle-class (and above) habit of making home life so sweet for teens that they don't want to move into adulthood.
What is "special education" or SpEd, anyway? Who ends up there?
I've been thinking a lot about the concept of "diagnosis" relative to learning disabilities. When most folks hear "diagnosis", the word invokes certainty and a quality of finality, of the known.
In the realm of learning, of cognition, and the variations of human excellence, it is a different thing-- more ephemeral, more elusive, . For example, the College Board requires a specific diagnosis for accomodations. Public school districts have other unscientific (unvalidated, varies from district to district) criteria. Wrightslaw (for my money) is the best place to get a handle on some of the slipperyness.
The following article, from the June 1999 issue of Washington Monthly, also reveals some interesting points.