Sunday, May 17, 2009

Shuttering dealerships or schools?

This past week Arne Duncan made the news by suggesting that national ed reform efforts should be strategically focused on "reconstituting" the thousand lowest performing schools in the country. A good strategy for dealing with chronically failing schools. Arne was in Detroit to discuss some of these ideas. Coincidentally at around the same Chrysler in Detroit announced it was shuttering 700 unprofitable dealerships ... immediately. A good strategy for fixing the bottom line. Is there a meaningful analogy here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Once it was announced that General Motors was strongly considering bankruptcy, Eli Williams of NKU initiated a quick press release to alleviate some of the concerns. It appears as though some of the issues haunting the previous administration may not longer be present given the recent efforts to reform failing schools