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Education Needs Rational Decision-Making

by Harold J. Noah - 1970

Education has seemed to be concerned with the production of a peculiarly intangible and unmeasurable product. It is generally carried out in quite small-scale establishments, and organized, systematic inquiry into the costs and benefits of alternatives is usually too expensive for boards of education to finance alone. Those who pay the bills (parents and/or taxpayers) are not those who physically receive the service provided. Only recently has it been widely appreciated that education is not simply a consumption activity, but has very important investment features.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 72 Number 2, 1970, p. 187-200
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1647, Date Accessed: 9/22/2021 11:08:08 AM

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