Monday, August 29, 2011

Note to Indiana Schools: begging is not a strategy

I have always admired the incredible passion and determination of Robert Enlow and the Friedman Foundation based in Indiana.  They have worked so hard for students and now have a school choice program in Indiana.  According to the Huffington Post, there is considerable pent up demand as over 3,200 students are leaving their public school and using the vouchers to go to a better school.

People are leaving schools that do not meet their needs. In the real world, if your customers leaves, you find ways to attract them back by providing the service they demand - in this case actually educating the students. 

But the response in Indiana is to whine about losing tax dollars to private schools and begging parents to keep your students in a school that doesn't meet that student's needs.  Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail  next year and instead of begging, schools will look for ways to improve so that they can attract more students.  What a great deal for Indiana students!