When the government is in control, normal incentives go out the window. The signal to get better is gone. The signal to get cheaper is gone. The signal to innovate is gone. What’s left is a stagnant paradigm and an unending battle to improve on the obsolete. But every once in a while, something like this comes along:
A $20 donation to Rosewood Middle School would have gotten a student 20 test points – 10 extra points on two tests of the student’s choosing. That could raise a B to an A, or a failing grade to a D.
If we can’t teach ’em to learn, teach ’em to buy!