This twit applies a cost benefit analysis to our schools. It reminds me of Swift's 'Modest Proposal'.
Educational triage would acknowledge that there are black youngsters who cannot benefit academically no matter how many educational resources are spent on them. They have little or no family support. Their very presence in school, through disruptive and criminal behavior, makes education impossible for others. Spending resources on these youngsters is the educational equivalent of medical practitioners spending resources on disaster victims who'll die even if treated. These youngsters should be removed and not allowed to take resources from and make education impossible for those who do have a chance for academic achievement.
Some might suggest that the idea of educational triage represents a callous lack of concern for students most in need. But would that same argument make sense when there's a terrorist or battlefield disaster? In other words, would it also be seen as callous for doctors not to treat victims most in need -- those who're going to die anyway? Efficiency criterion dictates that resources be allotted to those who can best use the resources as opposed to those who best need it.
Just a few thoughts here:
1] Logical Fallacy alert.. can you find it? [school:war as school:surgery, true or false only]
2] This is an operational definition of 'compassionate conservative': ROI Uber Alles
3] When you hear the word 'efficiency', set threat level at def con 2. And check the source: This guy is an Economics professor! I doubt he has ever read Dewey or Jefferson on public education.
4] He doesn't use the E word, but WOC
asks the question:
What do we do with those kids we remove from our schools? Well, doctors do sometimes perform mercy killings on those who have no hope of survival. And since we are in terrorist disaster, I guess we might consider euthanizing the unfit, for the good of everyone else... Read rest here
BTW: For excellent satire, put WOC on your daily read.
er Managing a disaster