Friday, March 11, 2005

Regulation and Schools

According to this article from the Heartland Institute, regulation is hurting education. Some sources of regulation include:

* 846 pages of New York State education law;

* 720 pages of regulations from the New York State Commissioner of Education;

* 690 pages of the No Child Left Behind Act;

* 309 pages of the New York City teachers’ contract and memorandum of understanding;

* 200+ pages of regulations controlling student discipline; and

* 43 volumes of appeals decisions--totaling 15,062 decisions--made by the New York State Commissioner of Education.