February 20, 2007

Politician's logic on school reform

According to the St. Pete Times Gradebook, the Florida House education committee chair is interested in mandating single-sex classrooms and uniforms for low-rated schools: "Something has to be done to improve D and F schools. What we're doing now is not enough."

As fans of Yes, Prime Minister's Antony Jay would recognize, this is politician's logic: Something must be done; this is something; therefore, we must do it. Even if there is solid research that uniform policies are only symbolic.

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Posted in Accountability Frankenstein on February 20, 2007 1:54 PM |