On Nobel Prizes That Do Not Yet Exist and Other Exciting Matters – Top Performers – Education Article

First, a shout-out to Hank Levin, who wrote me to point out that, in attributing a Nobel Prize in Economics to Nikolai Kondratieff in a recent blog, I awarded him a prize that did not yet exist when he died.  That was embarrassing.  I work hard to be accurate in these pages, but now a whopper like that gets through. Mike Petrilli picked up on my recent blog on system gateways and honesty in setting education goals in his most…

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David Osborne on Reinventing Government (of Schools) – Top Performers – Education Article

Twenty-five years ago, David Osborne, a journalist now based at the Progressive Policy Institute, and Ted Gaebler, a former city manager, wrote a book called Reinventing Government: How the Entrepreneurial Spirit is Transforming the Public Sector that got a lot of attention among city and state officials all over the United States. In it, the authors advanced a set of powerful ideas designed to transform tired bureaucracies into high performance organizations driven by strong incentives to deliver and constantly improve…

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