Posts tagged: education

The education problem is not what you think, neither is the solution

Thirty years of fiddling, and ain’t-it-awfuling, haven’t made a dent in the tragedy of  our children being cheated out of an adequate education. No child left behind’s focus on test scores has left learning behind. When the dismal scores pile up, we typically go after the teachers and the schools, the obvious culprits, right? Central … Continue reading The education problem is not what you think, neither is the solution

What group costs the least and contributes the most?

A colleague’s knee pain is flaring up, a limping remnant of arthroscopic surgery eight years ago. This valued, productive employee is good at his physically demanding job, and grateful for it, but uncertain that his body will cooperate. Without adequate treatment, his chances dim dramatically. Insurance companies like to receive premiums but loathe paying benefits … Continue reading What group costs the least and contributes the most?