Monday, September 28, 2009

Aggressive Plan for State Data Systems

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I think people are crazy.

1. Do we really need track everything?
2. Do we really need these to do the accountability thing?
3. Do we track each employee in a company in order to shape up the industry?

You can measure everything. But do we have to? What is the reasonable use of resources to achieve what we want to achieve? - Do we really know what we want to achieve? The highest higher education population (percentage wise) ? Well. I am sorry, I don't think that's the most import measure! The QUALITY is not in this measure!

More school: Obama would curtail summer vacation

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Well. There are lots of differences between school systems. But, let's face it, these aren't necessary the most important thing in education. One thing I think we need to start with is asking ourselves what is the real purpose of the education. Once you can answer that, you can then have better directions to determine what is the best way to educate our kids.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Unions Criticize Obama's School Proposals as 'Bush III'

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I can see this is going to put a lot of pressure on educators and which maybe unfair. But responsibility is for all - including educators. The moves that had been taken are responded to the lack of progress in our education system. I understand that educators aren't responsible for all issues. But the lack of movement to address the problem is what caused all these requirements.

If educators had been cohesively move the education forward, public and, therefore, politics will listen to them more.

At this point in time, public and politics want to see results and do not trust educators can effectively move the nation forward. All these moves are try to force educators into action. In a way, it should help those good educators to voice and forward their idea. One thing I always believe it that things are relative. If you believe you are on good standing compare to others, you have nothing to worry about. We can't fire all educators, can we?

Trust yourself and do your best. Those rule have to be set to warn the incompetent. Remember! We can't fail all. The rule will change for the true educators.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Higher Education Institutions Are Pricing Themselves Into America’s Decline

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Yes. I believe the higher education landscape will change. But the change has been slow with a lot of resistance from vested interest groups. It is a shame that these highly endowed groups aren't thinking of the interest of the whole society. With high level of intelligence but lack of introspection.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009