Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Count day

I am not sure whether to call this "bureaucrats respond to incentives" or "why spending more doesn't increase achievement." My sense is that these sorts of shenanigans happen everywhere in Michigan, though the Detroit response is probably on the extreme end. Count day itself, of course, represents a response to the fact that standard enrollment numbers are not reliable. That fact, in turn, is itself a bureaucratic response to incentives. Public management is not trivial.

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