You Keep Using That Word Incentive. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means


The Boston teacher's union is blocking an incentive bonus for exceptional teachers sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates and Exxon Mobil foundations unless the bonuses are distributed equally among all teachers, good, bad, and average.

Last July I wrote about Massachusetts' latest cunning plan to stop failing schools: come up with a new word for failure.

(Thanks to Chris Berez for the link.)