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[ba-unrev-talk] Back to School

Greetings,    (01)

Here is noteworthy lecture that all you experts have probably seen
before.    (02)

y_4_1994.htm    (03)

[excerpt]    (04)

"The first implication of this is that education will become the center
of the knowledge society and schooling its key institution."    (05)

In this light, the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing school vouchers
is a much needed breakthrough!     (06)

The public school farce perpetuated by the hammerlock of the incompetent
NEA and the treacherous teachers unions may now have some competition
and a real marketplace.    (07)

Vouchers are common sense, just like the open source movement. Mostly
because they focus more on the customer and stakeholders, not the
provider.     (08)

Vouchers terrify the Machiavellian bureaucrats, rigid unions and
bankrupt administrators that have trampled the public school system over
the last fifty years.    (09)

Here is a typical, pathetic and craven reaction from the monopolists'
spokesperson:     (010)

"NEA President Bob Chase said that while vouchers may be legal in some
instances, they are still a bad idea." (Jun 30 '02)    (011)

Failed infrastructures and organizations, czarist-like leadership, built
up over generations, will now need to answer to customers, learners &
parents, vis-à-vis reforms delivered by the genius of the marketplace.    (012)

M. Drucker properly forecasted this evolvement,     (013)

"...become central concerns of the knowledge society and central
political issues."    (014)

...and the eventual end of the arrogant, Soviet-style, government
controlled public school syndicate.    (015)

"...distribution of formal knowledge will come to occupy the place in
the politics of the knowledge society which acquisition and distribution
of property and income have occupied in the two or three centuries which
we have come to call the Age of Capitalism."     (016)

Finally,    (017)

"The productivity of knowledge work, still abysmally low, will
predictably become the economic challenge of the knowledge society."    (018)

Cheers,    (019)

-jtm    (020)