May 18, 2009

Beware Those Unintended Consequences

Writing 12 years ago in The New Democrat, Tom Mirga, a former news editor at Education Week, observed that "if a public institution cannot be reformed in 15 years for $100 billion, it is fair to conclude that it cannot be reformed at all. ... If the education establishment continues to defend pumping more money into an indefensible system, it will surely lose the voucher battle and thus ensure the demise of public education."

In a somewhat similar vein, today in The Oklahoman I suggest that the OEA's latest money grab would be bad for the state but (ironically enough) could be good for the prospects of school choice.