In reference to test scores, our blog poet writes:

Concluding anything at all from — or even paying the tiniest bit of attention to — a test developed, administered and scored by economists is a fool’s errand.

One would be better off consulting with monkeys at the local zoo than asking economists about education.

They can’t even get their own Random House in order, having nearly crashed the world economy in 2007.

And at best, they simply postponed the inevitable with trillions of dollars in bailouts and zero interest loans to the banks.

Anyone who actually believes, as mainstream economists do, that eternal (exponential) growth (of anything) is possible in a finite world should have his head examined to see of there is anything inside.

These people are going to be the death of us all.

I posted this previously, but since it is so apt in this case, I’ll do so again

“The Age that will Bury Us”
(after The Age of Aquarius (5th Dimension) )

When the PISA’s in the Random House
And stupid is as stupid does
Then tests will guide the teaching
And cranks will steer because

This is the dawning of the Age of Economists,
Age of Economists
Economists, Economists

Ed and stats misunderstanding
Ignorance is just astounding
Tons more falsehoods and derisions
Chetty having dreams and visions
Cattle model mathturbation
And the mind’s tergiversation
Will bury Us, Will bury Us

When the PISA’s in the Random House
And stupid is as stupid does
Then tests will guide the teaching
And cranks will steer because

This is the dawning of the Age that will bury us,
Age that will bury us
Will bury us

Let the sun shine, let the sun shine in

The sun shine in, na na na na na….