Parent Empowerment

A misplaced faith in top-down decision-making

David Brooks focuses again on health care in today’s New York Times, and his observations have huge implications for public education. Here are his key points: Democrats tend to be skeptical that dispersed consumers can get enough information to make smart decisions … Democrats generally seek to concentrate decision-making and cost-control power[Read More…]

As owners become workers, alliances shift

A Monday New York Times story headlined, “As Physicians’ Jobs Change, So Do Their Politics,” suggested that as doctors increasingly abandon their private practices and become employees of large health care institutions, they are no longer thinking like Republican-learning owners and instead thinking like Democratic-leaning workers. “Doctors were once overwhelmingly[Read More…]