Donald Nielsen

Halt turnover in school administration to improve education

Don-NielsenBy DI Senior Fellow Don Nielsen. Originally published in The Seattle Times.

ISSUES related to public education have a certain circularity about them. What seems to get fixed becomes unfixed. This happens time and time again.

Currently, we have the state Supreme Court directing our legislators to increase spending on education. We have the teachers union filing Initiative 1351 to mandate class-size reductions in all schools. Though well-intentioned, these players contribute to the fallacy that putting more money into our schools would reduce the dropout rates and eliminate the achievement gap. Read More ›