Truth that School Reformers Don’t Want You to Know
Brent Cudly

Should Reward Be Based On Results?

If you hire a piano tutor for your child, it’s pretty reasonable to expect that your child will learn how to play the piano. And if you’re not happy with the progress that your child is making, then it’s pretty reasonable that you should have the option to fire the tutor.

Consumers have the same relationship with their barbers and lawyers… so why should it be any different with teachers? If the system with teachers actually produces better results, then shouldn’t we apply the same system to tutors, barbers and lawyers?

Truth: nobody cares more than you do about your money not being wasted.

Truth: when reward isn’t based on results, then it’s absurd to expect results.

Truth: more people need to read Adam Smith…

Public services are never better performed than when their reward comes only in consequence of their being performed, and is proportioned to the diligence employed in performing them. — Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations