Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Nuf ced 

'The integration revenue funding formula contains a financial disincentive to fully integrate schools or districts,' states the [legislative] auditor's report. 'If districts successfully integrate, they will no longer receive integration revenue. If a district ... achieves racial balance among its schools, the district would no longer be eligible for integration revenue.'

Here's the universal lesson we should draw from the specific "nonsuccesses" of integration revenue: Government programs reward failure, not success. They discourage eliminating problems in favor of managing problems. Failure is a major reason to keep the money flowing.

From Craig Westover today.

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