Teacher pay is a high-profile issue, but pay raises shouldn't be enacted without addressing other problems in the state school system, including administrative waste, low standards, and the need for consolidation. School choice policies must be part of the mix. If schools don't have to fear the loss of students to better-performing alternatives, there will be little incentive for school administrators and school boards to reduce waste and improve academic performance.
Sunday, January 1, 2017
School choice must be part of the mix in 2017
"Education is another area crying out for reform," the state's largest newspaper editorialized today.