Friday, May 04, 2007

vouchers

The Economist likes education vouchers. They work well, even when the voucher is worth half what's spent per pupil in government schools, yet, "Few ideas in education are more controversial than vouchers...". Controversial, means that teachers hate them.

Teachers who are convinced that
  1. they're underpaid
  2. they're heroes for still teaching at the low pay (no matter how poor the education kids get)
  3. it should be (almost) impossible to fire teachers
  4. bad teachers should earn the same as good teachers

are not my favourite people.

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