“Why Education Reform Is Like Baseball”

15 08 2007

Educator Jeanne Century reads “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” and applies nine winning rules from organized sports to organized education, such as:

A system is a system is a system.
Lewis quotes the innovative baseball statistician Voros McCracken, who once wrote: “The problem with major-league baseball … is that it’s a self-populating institution. … [T]hey aren’t equipped to evaluate their own systems. They don’t have the mechanisms to let in the good and get rid of the bad. They either keep everything or get rid of everything, and they rarely do the latter.”

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