On the January "Start a new post," Anonymous and then Observer said:
"Ten Master’s of the New Universe
Skills to Fix Failing Schools"
January 3, 2010 12:26 PM
"“It’s not because we think they have all the answers,” says Mr. Nathan. While schools are not businesses, he says, education leaders can nonetheless use corporate skills. Harvard’s program places third-year students in a partner organization, much as medical schools place interns. (They earn $65,000.) Mr. Schwartz hopes the program will attract those heading into public policy, business or law school “who want to change education.”
Now YOU, too, can be a superintendent. Education degrees simply aren't necessary. Instead, embracing the gift of being a political hack can earn great sums of money while fooling the public through public relations techniques, also taught within the course.
Mr.Roosevelt ought to be a poster child.
Clearly, there is something wrong in this country when turning the needs of kids over to corporate management is the rule of thumb. 30 years from now, we will all laugh at our own stupidity for allowing such an outrage."
January 3, 2010 8:41 PM