Friday, September 07, 2007
The new head of schools in New York City is an economist, not an educator named Roland Fryer, a founder of the American Inequality Lab. His bold new plan is to pay students -- in some low income, low performing schools -- for attending school, earning perfect scores on tests, and for taking the PSAT exams. I think this is a terrible idea and wrote an essay for NPR on the topic (I'm an occasional contributor to the show 848). The essay aired on 9/5/07. Here's a LINK if you'd care to listen.