August 25, 2006

Ooh ooh! Mr. Kotter Rotherham!

In responding to my earlier discussion of teacher certification debates, Eduwonk Andy Rotherham writes, "What other $450 billion dollar industry can't give you a decent denominator on productivity?" I presume he meant "indicator" or "measure."

Oh, my.  What a question.  I'll just give one answer (though it's not as large an industry): management consulting. There are plenty of others, if you're willing to scale down the size of the sector.

That doesn't change the fundamental point that we do need to use data better in education, but we're not alone in our sins here.

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