10
Oct
07

Educational incentives and welfare reform

Recently I posted a topic about Dr Chris Sarra and positive incentives in education. 

Media reports his rejection of welfare reform as a way to remove perverse incentives that detract education participation and engagement.  Some media reports his rejection of Pearson’s welfare proposal, which received clear bi-partisan support at the launch of this report.

I’m not sure that Pearson’s suggestions venture too far from those policy realities that are viewed as strong.  Empowering responsible community members to have more control over the provision of welfare is a measure of self-determination, particularly that it relates to the significant tangible of cash welfare payments.  It also restores authority to those structures that appeared to have lost it due to the influence of external administrations.   

In my view the idea of strengthening engagement in education requires both a removal of perverse incentives and the creation of positive incentives.  Some of these might involve reform internal to the administration of education, but they also require reform in other areas.  This is where I might differ from Dr Sarra’s preference.

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