Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tinkering isn't working
"In the last week," Jay P. Greene writes ('Merit Pay Bust'), "I hope ed reformers have learned that we can’t really improve the school system by maintaining the same centralized system while trying to sneak a reformer into the control room (a la Michelle Rhee). And I also hope we’ve learned that we can’t tinker with the incentives within that same centralized system (a la merit pay). The key to effective reform is decentralization of control via school choice, including charters, vouchers, tax credits, weighted student funding, etc."