Thursday, February 5, 2015

Poles Apart

...Comparing [Poland and California] on education... holds lessons. Polish schoolchildren do better in reading, math and science than California kids. But California’s advantage in the quantity, quality and economic impact of its universities more than compensates for deficits in early grades. In this context, Gov. Jerry Brown’s miserly attempt to limit state investment in the University of California looks – to use a Polish word – glupi (rough translation: a combination of daft, foolish and stupid). 

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Maybe we should ask the true question: How many (public opinion) polls would it take to turn a governor?

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