What happens when big business takes over ed reform
“A brand new study by Steven D. Levitt (of Freakonomics fame), John A. List, Susanne Neckermann, and Sally Sadoff finds that Chicago students in low-performing schools did better on tests when they were promised money or trophies for their good grades.”
Oh did they? I guess this is what it’s like to live in a country where educators have been pushed aside and the robber barrons apply their logic to education reform. Sure, it’s a neat idea and Stephen Levitt a cutie, but this is pig headed and stupid. Makes me want to throw up. While teachers strive everyday to create intrinsic motivation, the Atlantic promotes just the opposite.
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