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The Difference Between Corporations and Schools

Posted: 2002-12-25

This explains why schools can't be more like business.


People who work in the offices of corporate America take home such items as pencils, paperclips, paper.

As documented by a 2001 market research of Denver-based Quality Education Data, teachers spend more than $1 billion a year on supplies for their classrooms--such basics as pencils, paperclips, and paper.

Unlike corporate America, teachers can't take paper home; they have to bring it from home.

Can you imagine the members of the Business Roundtable each spending some $800 to stock their offices?

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