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School Accountability and the Infinite Information Problem

Education Next – Andy Smarick

“There are obvious dangers associated with centralizing authority in vast, potent government bodies: It prevents communities from living according to their particular beliefs, inhibits continuous small-scale course corrections; relies on clumsy, expensive administrative units, and so on. But two recent publications describe two other hazards too seldom discussed. Both relate to the hubris undergirding centralization, and both recall Friedrich Hayek’s seminal 1945 article “The Use of Knowledge in Society.” Hayek argues it’s impossible to create and maintain well functioning, domineering central authorities because they will always lack the capacity to collect, analyze, and act on the infinite and ever-changing body of relevant information.”(more)

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