Denis Boyles has an interesting commentary in National Review Online about the school finance case â€” though it is sometimes over the top and has a few inaccuracies (such as saying the District Judge Terry Bullock ordered the Legislature to increase funding by $143 million). Among Boyles’ criticisms:
“For lawyers, education is the new tobacco, and business is smoking.”
“Consultants like A&M (Augenblick and Myers) are notorious for their methodology â€” findings are often heavily influenced by simply going to school administrators and asking, ‘How much money do you need’ â€” roughly akin to asking a meth-head, ‘How much crack do you need?’”
“But studies like the one commissioned for Kansas are seized on by lawyers who follow in their wake and arrive in court armed with bales of data harvested from George W. Bush’s massive, ill-conceived joint venture with Ted Kennedy: The hideous ‘No Child Left Behind’ education plan.”
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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