Monday, December 28, 2009

Unscientific polls are inadequate to the need.

Why aren't scientific polls being done in state government?

What if state employees see corruption and incompetence,
but are afraid to report it, and have no real place to report it
even if they were not?

Simple surveys of state workers would reveal most if not all,
of the corruption and incompetence in state government.

So why is not one done?

Is it because the people who appropriate the money,
a pittance by any reasonable measure,
don't want the corruption and the incompetence exposed?

Or is there some good and ethical other reason,
a reason no one can think of
much less, point to?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have wondered for years why educators (teacher and admin) don't use research-based improvements in the Public School.
Universities around the world have all this great research and development in education's improvement.... but you will never see it being used outside of the graduate classroom.
Why? Public school admin doesn't want to be held accountable. Therefore, they are always "trying something new" so there is no history of success or failure.
If there is a history of success for an educational approach, and they don't meet success like others, then they will be held accountable.
If there is a history of failure, sometimes they do it anyway because their egos get involved trying to best someone else's achievements/failures.
In the end, no one wants anything but a mediocre attempt, something that will tell other's "we did our job...we tried."
This also holds true for government, I would guess.