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All the Money in the World...

Posted By: Dick Schutz on July 15, 2008
 
The authors demonstrate what can be done in short order with a sharp mind and a sharp pencil. The Broad Foundation and New York City could have saved the money had they hired a student to review the very large literature on “extrinsic reinforcement.” The effects have been well studied and the information is readily available in many sources.

“We are at a loss to understand the motivations of the policy makers who have seen fit to pursue such a course of action on behalf of the children of the City of New York.” Well, I’d say it stems from an ideological belief in “free market” practices to instruction and the reliance on money rather than learning as the “bottom line” in education.

Dick Schutz
3RsPlus@usinter.net

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