"Like your eluding too, tackling a complex problem like education requires taking both a top down approach and bottom up approach. Well, given how big the problem is, education probably needs a top, bottom, sideways, upside-down,…"
"obviously nothing i have said will cause you to reconsider. your so firm in your beliefs that it baffles me why you just can't entertain the idea. anyway, we can just agree to disagree. luckily i don't have to seek compromise…"
"Both sectors have flaws. The primary flaw of the public sector is bureaucracy. One of the ways to remedy bureaucracy is firing non-performers. If you notice every time we have an exchange I keep coming back to the same…"
"see thats why i like the private sector. top down decision making vs consensus building. you may disagree with each other but you have to work with each other. in the private sector if you own a company you can make the decisions.…"
"i don't agree. i think it's a strange combination of groupthink, ignorance, mismanagement, and ideology. the truth is rich people get richer when the economy does well. our current situation is benefitting none of the…"
"wilma - i know your in a difficult spot. what your doing i couldn't do. lets face it. the inner cities are largely dysfunctional. Why? No jobs. If i guy can't get a decent job it's easy for him to go AWOL.…"
"in the technology world if you perform and get results your can pretty much do anything and keep your job. why? you make the boss look good. why fire your best contributor? now if your an average performer your usually safe but…"
"my approach didn't help things. i was deliberately trying to be provocative with my comments. so if i was going to summarize my points without all the rhetoric i would start by saying. 1) we are going…"
"I agree with your definition of scholarship but it makes me think of that Mark Twain quote. "I never let schooling get in the way of my education". No one has the corner on good ideas. They come from the top down and…"
"Entertain me while I prove your "expertise needed" theory is wrong. I am not a formally trained economist but through alot of reading I was able to sort out the mistakes the mainstream economic profession. Most economists…"
"I have no expertise or experience teaching...but i do love to learn. I'm just speaking as someone who was bored out of utter gourd in school. If only i could have gone through school exposed to the best ideas and best teachers via the web…"
"The education system is completely dysfunctional but will eventually be revitalized. Barriers preventing folks from the private sector to come in and teach must be removed. Tenure should be a thing of the past. In the…"