Step Aside, Betsy DeVos. You’re Not Extreme Enough: Featuring Asora Education.
I had an interesting comment to my post, Betsy DeVos and Her 2015-16 School Choice Yearbook. Here is the comment, in part:
I, for one, would go much farther than DeVos and look for systems of schools that are mostly in the for-profit arena in which the subsidies toward low income families would be similar to what we do in the area of food. Think: Education Stamps.
The comment comes from David V. Anderson, who has a website, asoraeducation.com. An excerpt from the home page:
Asora’s Campaign To End K-12 Market FailurePerhaps more important than Asora’s activities and plans in self-paced online instruction, we recognize that reforms will be few and relatively ineffective if the economic incentives for school improvement are absent. We believe that marketplace reforms can be done locally and most easily by private education providers. Asora’s NAEP proficiency estimation methodologies can be used to provide consumer information locally, which can be an important ingredient in marketplace reform. We believe that if the marketplace for education is healthy, most of the desired reforms will arise- almost automatically.
Allow me to offer some more excerpts from Asora’s numerous web pages. I won’t comment much. I’ll just let readers take it in.
Here’s an excerpt from a page entitled, School Ailments:
Market FailureMost Americans regard K-12 schools as special institutions that are not part of our competitive free market economy. For that reason, most observers shy away from applying the lessons of economics on this important sector of ourStep Aside, Betsy DeVos. You’re Not Extreme Enough: Featuring Asora Education. | deutsch29: