Member Forum by Jesse Brogan
Industrial Engineer’s column for IIE members to share their perspectives (September 2011)
Performance engineering for better education
Engineering is practical problem solving, and it is not limited to production areas. Take education, for example. Industrial engineers measure performance. Public schools now evaluate their efforts by comparing students to each other. Assuring that some students test higher than others serves no valid purpose. In our present environment, education has no defined product to deliver that provides a basis for evaluating school performance, making modern education technically unmanageable.
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