Saturday, September 13, 2014

Educational Inequality & Why School Funding Matters

From Bruce Baker's Anatomy of Educational Inequality & Why School Funding Matters:

We are being led down a destructive road to stupid – by arrogant , intellectually bankrupt, philosophically inconsistent, empirically invalid and often downright dumb ideas being swallowed whole and parroted by an increasingly inept media – all, in the end creating a massive ed reform haboob distracting us from the relatively straightforward needs of our public schools. 
Many of the issues plaguing our current public education system require mundane, logical solutions – or at least first steps. 
Money matters. Having more helps and yes, having less hurts, especially when those who need the most get the least. 
Equitable and adequate funding are prerequisite conditions either for an improved status-quo public education system OR for a structurally reformed one. 
It’s just that simple.


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Yep!