Guest post by Marty Laurent: My 15-minute presentation lasted 6 hours. By the end, I had learned more from Dr. Deming than I had in all my years in college. (Part 1 in 4-part series.)
The aim of this article is to specifically address the topic of competition among schools and districts as a means to improve the performance of the education system. (Hint: it doesn’t work!)
It is a great pleasure to offer a toast to Dr. Deming. He was a friend and mentor for 30 years. I cried when he died and would cry again today if I were here with you. And I am not alone. Dr. Deming touched many people’s lives in a very deep way.