ABC Radio National’s Rear Vision series has just run a useful documentary on the market for education especially in the US. You can listen to the program here. I do not know if is available to people outside Australia.
I mention it because of the recent discussion threads here linked to Minister Pyne’s proposals, the economics of education, the structuring of Government funding (if any) that should be provided to support education and especially higher education and, if so, how.
If you can access it, I think that it’s worth a listen.
Another story from this morning that I wanted simply to record at this time: Working age Australians have become far less reliant on welfare payments, new figures show.
kvd found this piece by Jill Lepore in the New Yorker: THE DISRUPTION MACHINE. It makes for depressing reading, at least for me. Over thirty years in senior management or as an adviser to management, I have seen so many management fashions. Some I have supported, others made me cautious because they seemed just too simplistic, too partial. I find it ironic now that a fair bit of my professional or semi-professional writing attempts to address the continuing dead hand of things I once supported!
Evan pointed me to this response by Professor Clayton Christensen to the Lepore piece: Clayton Christensen Responds to New Yorker Takedown of 'Disruptive Innovation'’