He or she comments,
De-emphasizing demonstrated test scores on difficult tests in favor of grades.
Increased legal protections for discipline disasters.
Special education now gives additional money to 1 out of 8 kids and we see nothing for it. …We spend billions on “English language instruction” …ELL from the 60s on was designed on the expectation that ELL kids would be illegal immigrants from across the border.
Now that I think of it, it is easy to imagine a lot of Hansonian practices cropping up in education. There is no equivalent of the FDA process for screening out bad or ineffective protocols. New curricula and practices are introduced faster than they can be evaluated. It is classic case of what statistical process control guru W. Edwards Deming would term “tampering.”