“College is not for everybody”

[Originally posted on the main page] A caller on NPR’s Talk of the Nation offered a very interesting story about whether a college degree is a sound investment.  Note the reflexive defense from Kathleen Shea Smith, a student counselor who advocates in her earlier comments on the program that “it’s worth the investment” to get…

We’re Not Getting the Teachers We’re Paying For

I’ve been researching and writing lately and just now catching up on the blogs.  Jonathan Chait comments on a new paper by the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute by Andrew Biggs and Jason Richwine, explaining that public school teachers are not underpaid.  In fact, they explain that “public school teachers are overpaid by…