Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Study: Take That, Other Studies!

The Cato Institute released a study today criticizing other studies.

Really.

Entitled, "Dismal Science: The Shortcomings of U.S. School Choice Research and How to Address Them," the report points out the flaws in school choice research, focusing in particular on the lack study on the ways that school choice programs affect the education market.

I haven't read the entire report yet, so my comments have to be limited, but I was always under the impression that markets were infrequently addressed because most programs aren't large enough to create systemic market impact. My two cents.

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Judy said...

As an educationalist, I have often wondered what is more important? ‘what’ students should learn or ‘how’ they learn. Basics needs to be learned, there is no question about it. This is taught in the school and colleges. In addition, we need to teach the student the process of learning also. The chinese proverb, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." is very apt in explaining this. We need to help our students to develop an effective learning process and this will increase 'what' the students are learning .