Public Schools Beat Back Offshoring!

As this issue of the 21st Century Schools Project Bulletin noted, blaming the public schools for the offshoring of jobs is more than a little far-fetched. Earlier this year among others, AeA, a high tech sector advocacy group, had done just that. But now, as Dan Drezner notes in a recent post, data are pretty clear that the whole off-shoring issue is mostly more smoke than fire. We’re waiting for the headlines exculpating the public schools…probably will be a long wait though…Incidentally, we don’t need economic crisis mongering to engage the public’s interest in educational improvement. More respondents told a recent Business Roundtable poll that education reform should be a national priority for social justice reasons than said it’s an economic competitiveness issue…

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