Tuesday, April 07, 2009

A good sentence...

by Andrew Gillen

from Rotherham. Buried in an uncharacteristically long post by Eduwonk is this gem:
there are not yet good cues to help parents or policymakers differentiate among good providers and lousy ones. That’s why in most states pretty much every provider that is not run by a felon or completely in financial disarray and has at least one employee who owns a suit can get approved to provide services. And it’s a chaotic space with [insufficient] information so it’s hard for parents to make good decisions.
He is talking about supplemental educational services or tutoring, but that is a good description of higher ed too. Of course it's not that extreme in higher ed, but the insufficient information that makes it hard to make good decisions is an appropriate parallel.

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