Month: <span>December 2010</span>

Looking for inefficiency…or excuses?

Hold your breath, folks…and imagine a drum roll. Next week, we will be treated (a deliberate misuse of the word) to the latest on a very high stack of taxpayerfunded studies of Texas’ school finance system. This one – the umpteenth, at my count – will focus, allegedly, on school district efficiency. As were most […]

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Crowding out quality?

Here is one of the educationrelated questions that some prominent (but not necessarily visionary) Texas legislators already are eager to tackle: How many fiveyearolds can we squeeze into one classroom? Their likely answer? More than we should. One of the first classroom quality factors (and it won’t be the last) that will be targeted next […]

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