Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hispanic Education Act on the House Floor today.

Crazy, they say, is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result.

Despite the fact that no government bureaucracy has ever solved the problems in education, law makers in the Roundhouse are going to give it just one more shot, by creating yet another government bureaucracy with no reasonable expectation of success.

The fundamental problem in education is the belief that students can be educated in groups of thirty, moving lockstep for 12 years. That problem is not relieved by grouping students according to ethnicity, any more than it was solved by grouping them according to their chronological age, sex, or any other commonality unrelated to teaching and learning.

Good news for those who believe in more jobs through bigger government.

I wouldn't be surprised to find Public Education Secretary Veronica Garcia, who will be out of a job as Education Secretary in the new administration, bouncing laterally to years of employment security as the new Hispanic Education Liason.

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