Sunday, February 03, 2008

The business of schooling

Somebody forgot to take his smart pills.

Let's see now. Public schools as a business model: You offer a free education to anybody who lives within your geographical area. You hire union employees who want raises every year. You're pressured to keep adding new technology because that's what employers want. You have no source of income except a declining share of state dollars and the support of the public, which includes people who say they have never voted to give you a nickel and never will. Sounds like a business plan to me!

In the meantime, I could buy a Coke for a nickel when I was a kid. Now it's 65 cents at the campus vending machine. When will the Coca-Cola Co. ever learn to live within its means?

1 comment:

Chuck Rightmire said...

Ah, David, what an absurd comparison. Business can't be faulted in any way. And it now way resembles schools which are supposed to implant value rather than things. I thing that if Billings wants a brand (something you burn on the rumps of cattle and people who don't move fast enough during roundup) it should be an outline of a cash register with a line saying we also take credit cards. The fellow you refer to obviously did not get an education.