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Topic: Why Aren't There Standards in Education Research
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Haim

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Re: Why Aren't There Standards in Education Research
Posted: Oct 22, 2012 8:09 AM
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Greg Goodknight Posted: Oct 22, 2012 12:15 AM

>Not having automatic salary escalators for graduate work
>by teachers has been catching the attention the
>politicians paying the bills, egged on by the
>realization it isn't resulting in better educational
>outcomes.


One can only hope. But, politics rarely works this way. Politicians do not make policy by exercising judgement. They make policy according to the "bigger battalions". I.e., they promote and support the policies of the people and organizations who bring to the table the most money, the most votes, the best political infrastructure and those who can fight the best ground war.

When it comes to education policy, the biggest battalions fight for the Education Mafia. However, it is not always exclusively about education policy. The Education Mafia have to fight over the carcase of the body politic with other big hyenas, aka, other vested interests. While nobody else is going to mix it up with the Education Mafia over uniquely educational policies, like teacher accreditation, the Education Mafia will win some and lose some when the fight is over money.

Especially at a time of severely constrained budgets, the Education Mafia will have to take their lumps, like everybody else. I predict that this particular reversal---less money for graduate work---is a temporary aberration. If and when public budgets become healthier, watch those escalators start rolling.

Haim
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