Any company that paid all of its employees the same wage regardless of their different productivities would quickly go out of business. The public schools, however, are a government monopoly and cannot go out of business. They persist in their inefficient, ineffective ways and the students suffer.Worse, there is apparently a highly elastic supply of idealistic incompetents ready to push the latest untested "theories" on the next crop of students.
I'd be less crabby if I hadn't heard, earlier this week, my colleagues' stories about the dreadful capstone paper drafts they are receiving from graduating seniors. Apparently students are arriving at university with no practice writing and receiving none in their core courses.