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The importance of churn needs greater study

Discussion in 'General Education Discussions' started by LPH, May 27, 2012.

  1. LPH

    LPH Flight Director Flight Instructor

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  2. Paul

    Paul Master of None Flight Instructor

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    Churn is the wrong term. Churn assumes that a different product will be made (e.g., butter). In the case of academic churn, the only product made is a mess which wastes money. Nothing good comes out of school reforms because of the instability created by a weak set of goals.
  3. Robert Heiny

    Robert Heiny Research Scientist of Learning and Education Flight Instructor

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    Mickey, did you loose your sorts (are you out of sorts?) or are you Grumpy pretending to be one of my best friends from Disney Studios?

    I agree with you that the word "churn" seems inconsistent with Disneyland. It is, however, consist with what employees do in a growing, thriving business, such as Intel, Microsoft, etc. So, maybe it's a good thing that personnel churn in and through public schools. Yes?

    As I read your comment, you challenge Flight Director's description of the situation in urban schools that implicitly all teachers are interchangable for schedules, assignments to instruction and for classroom management, etc. That has been the teachers' union's principle argument for increased pay for teachers for decades. Are you challenging the application of that principle in public schools?

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