Friday, April 02, 2004

Shouldn't economics standards be written by at least one economist who teaches? 

I guess not if you author the alternative standards. Scholar the Owl has gotten the list of authors of the standards, and here's the team for YOUR SENATE'S economics standards:
"3. Economics Writing Team

Joseph A. Ritter
Associate Professor
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

Tracey Deutsch
Assistant Professor
Department of History
University of Minnesota

Rick Theisen
Social Studies Teacher, grades 10-12, Osseo High School, Osseo,
Minnesota, 1966-July 1, 2000"
Deutsch is a historian and Theisen is no longer an active teacher. Ritter was an economist at the St. Louis Federal Reserve and I don't believe he is a full-time professor at the HHH. Exactly what is it about these three that make them competent to write these standards?