Saturday, November 26, 2005
A School is Not a Business
Wonderful post on DKos this morning by teacherken. It introduces us to the thinking of Larry Cuban, a businessman and a historian of education. Cuban puts to rest the mistaken notion that so many business leaders have about public education, namely that a school can be run along business lines. The school, as opposed to a business, has no control over the raw material with which it works--it must, by law, accept everyone. I've made the same point myself on many occasions, but it's good to see my own views reinforced. Go and take look.