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How do teachers understand themselves and associates of their personal disciplines, and the way do they price these in different topics? How heavily comparable are their highbrow initiatives and their methods of organizing their specialist lives? What are the interconnections among educational cultures and the character of disciplines? This identify maps educational wisdom and explores the various features of these who inhabit and domesticate it.

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As education analyst Ted Kolderie has suggested, the basic issue is not how to improve the educational system; it is how to develop a system that seeks improvement. 8 To illustrate, Americans who study the Japanese educational system usually reach two conclusions about it. One is that the system is extremely successful in meeting the objectives of literacy and academic competence. The other is that Japanese education is characterized by an emphasis on competition and testing that would supposedly be undesirable, not to say intolerable, in the United States.

In the United States alone there have been hundreds of such studies; worldwide there may have been thousands. Contracting out of virtually every public service, and at every level of government, has been studied somewhere. It was not feasible to analyze each study, desirable as that might have been. Instead, my comments will be based on publications that review a substantial number of studies and that are deemed representative of the research _on the subject. Although my approach is not ideal, it reflects widespread albeit not unanimous agreement on the results of contracting out.

First, veterans' preference laws have not, or should not, require inefficient modes of delivering public services in order to maximize the number of veterans on the public payroll. Second, contracting out does not necessarily require the dismissal of veterans (or even nonveterans) on the public payroll. Current employees frequently are allowed to remain in their positions and are replaced, if at all, only through attrition. Quite often employees can be transferred, reassigned, or induced to retire by special benefits.

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