Daily reCCAP: 02/13/12
The Right Role for the Federal Government…
Why not do what the federal government has always done well? Collect the facts about schools and student performance and let the data speak for themselves. When the original Department of Education was founded in 1867, its main task was to collect school statistics on such fundamentals as student enrollment, dollars spent, and numbers of teachers hired. Gradually, the federal government acquired the capacity to compile a sophisticated battery of information on the state of American education. Indeed, the only reason we know that America’s schools have not improved much over the past 50 years is that the federal government has collected the information…
Something is radically wrong with the priorities of our research universities
Four Reasons Obama Ma
y Have a Shot at Overhauling Campus-Based Aid
The three Laws of Future Employment. Law #1: People will get jobs doing things that computers can’t do. Law #2: A global market place will result in lower pay and fewer opportunities for many careers. (But also in cheaper and better products and a higher standard of living for American consumers.) Law #3: Professional people will more likely be freelancers and less likely to have a steady job.
How would your career have been different if you had failed all the classes you've totally forgotten?
According to the human capital model, failing (i.e., never knowing) course material should have exactly the same career consequences as forgetting (i.e., no longer knowing) course material. Either way, you lack the skills – and the labor market should treat you accordingly.
According to the signaling model, in contrast, the consequences of failing and forgetting can totally diverge.