This is taken in the context of the report being compiled from the input of "a network of over 160
"The DBE is right about [the report] being based on the opinions of selected executives, and only a handful of them. Without some rigorous investigation of how they are selected and what sort of sample cross-section they represent, it is impossible to gauge how much reliance to place on their responses. Even if we are satisfied with the sample, they still only represent business interests, and it would be better to include other stakeholders in the sample, together with a data-based analysis of pass marks and pass rates."
Schofield says he is not arguing that the findings are grossly inaccurate – he suggests that many people agree that the average quality of education in
How will that happen? It requires employers (private, public, non-profit, foreign), parents and teachers to work together with government to transform the money spent wastefully into money spent productively. We have plenty of money for education; we just don't manage it properly. It's not for "them" to sort it out, it's for "us". We have seen how "silo" initiatives can be effective. Unless we work together to spread these examples, we cannot change the future. Will "lobbying" work? Probably not – there seems little incentive for the Ministers responsible for education to sit up and take notice, as they have been left in place in the new Cabinet.
But, if BLSA and BUSA are prepared to have their names in the "credits" for the WEF report, then maybe interested bodies such as IITPSA should be working with them and their members to form a more effective coalition for better education in
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