"In a rational world, we would not expect more than 10% of the population to benefit from a four year college education. In a rational political world we might expand that to 15% to include not only necessary technical and science education -- pre-med, engineering, physics, computer science, chemistry, the growing biological sciences. Of course in a rational society we would not give public support to growing numbers of voodoo science undergraduates. I won't comment on the public need to support ethnic and women's studies departments with taxpayer money." http://www.jerrypournelle.com/view/2009/Q3/view589.html#Tuesday, 7/19/2012.
Former Obama OMB director Peter Orszag is worried that summer is making American children "dumber and fatter." It takes him a while to concede that the children for whom this is primarily true are those of "low socioeconomic status."
But wait a minute: Back in April,Orszag also called for an end to the 3 pm school day -- for all children.
In other words, in Orszag's world, school should go longer every day AND take place for more of the...
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