Why Freer Schools Are Better Schools


Phillip K. Howard’s WSJ Op-Ed article explains why our “teachers and principals are immobilized by … centralized legal dictates.”

Some highlights:

“Manuals of 200 pages describe the ‘rights’ of students.”

“…daily decisions made by teachers and principals are dictated by thousands of regulations.”

“One effect is paralysis: Educators will do almost anything to avoid yet another legal argument.”

“…principals must have the freedom to get rid of bad teachers.”

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