The economics job Alan Greenspan can't have
Thanks to former Congressman Bob Schaffer for this excellent note:
Friends, colleagues: Dr. T.O. Moore is the Headmaster at Ridgeview Classical Schools in Fort Collins. This year, Ridgeview High School received Colorado’s top public school rating based upon the state’s standardized measurement -- the CSAP test data. Ridgeview is a charter school. My son is a student there. Ridgeview’s faculty is overwhelmingly uncertified.
An excellent essay on the futility of teacher certification written by Dr. Moore appears now at the website of the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs. You can find it at http://www.ashbrook.org/publicat/oped/moore/06/greenspan.html
Key theme: “There is one job in the field of economics Mr. Greenspan could not have, however. He could not become a high-school economics teacher.”
Please read it. The essay is not just good – it is superb. It gives us a clearer sense of the leadership required to make your school #1 in the state. It also makes a compelling case against superfluous restrictions on the teaching profession. Dr. Moore is an excellent public speaker. He is a Marine, by the way. Education monopolists despise him. As a parent/customer, I find Dr. Moore emblematic of everything for which school choice stands. We in the reform movement would do well to find as many receptive audiences as possible for his message on public education and the teaching profession.
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