Treating Psychopaths bigger return on investment than Charter Schools
Treating Psychopaths could have a bigger return for your investment than Charter Schools or private Schools if only we could invest in them like we do Charter schools. First the numbers
The 2001 Consolidated Appropriations Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton, included provisions from the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000. The law provided tax incentives for seven years to businesses that locate and hire residents in economically depressed urban and rural areas.
As a result of this change to the tax code, banks and equity funds that invest in charter schools in underserved areas can take advantage of a very generous tax credit. They are permitted to combine this tax credit with other tax breaks while they also collect interest on any money they lend out. According to one analyst, the credit allows them to double the money they invested in seven years. Another interesting side note is that foreign investors who put a minimum of $500,000 in charter school companies are eligible to purchase immigration visas for themselves and family members under a federal program called EB-5.
Caldwell and the staff employ intensive, lengthy individual and group therapy, along with a rewards-based system in which patients earn privileges for relatively short periods of good behavior. The offenders who end up at Mendota have typically responded to punishments or sanctions with more violent and illegal behavior, so this method is aimed at breaking that cycle.
But after their release, none of the offenders treated at Mendota were charged with murder, while those in the control group went on to kill sixteen people over time. And in the two years following their release, youths who had been treated at Mendota committed half as much community violence overall as those in the other group. The result is a program that saves $7 for every $1 invested.
My bold but when we invest intreating psychopaths we create a Real Benefit for society fewer murders less crime when we invest in Charter Schools or Private Schools well we don’t see an improvement.
What if private schoolsaren’t better? That is the stunning conclusion of The Public School Advantage. Eschewing most ideologies in favor of empirical data, it argues, via evidence, that our longstanding but much-beleaguered public education system is still the best choice we have.
while examining data on mathematics instruction from the 2000 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Sarah added “private school” as a control variable, and some surprising results appeared.
We were both skeptical when we first saw the initial results: public schools appeared to be attaining higher levels of mathematics performance than demographically comparable private and charter schools—and math is thought to be a better indicator of what is taught by schools than, say, reading, which is often more influenced directly and indirectly by experiences in the home. These patterns flew in the face of both the common wisdom and the research consensus on the effectiveness of public and private schools
My bold now imagine if instead of giving a tax break to Charter Schools whose results for students are lacking investors all could invest now in replicating the Wisconsin Program to treat Psychopaths that Governor Walker has cut funding for in all 50 states.
Even if we assume the results cannot be replicated as effectively as they are in Wisconsin even a 50% decline in the rate of people killed by psychopaths and crime rate by psychopaths over 4 years would result in a $3.50 return for every dollar invested over 4 years.
Of course if the results from Wisconsin could be replicated then a $7 dollar return in 4 years for every dollar invested is much better than the return you get from Charter schools of $2 back for every $1 invested over 7 years. I think tax payers should all be allowed to invest in treating psychopaths like they were charter schools and the savings from taxes of having to arrest, put in prison, bring to trial etc psychopaths could be used to give us all $3.50 to $7 dollar returns on our investments in 4 years. ( I assume a 50% decline from $7 in 4 years as a worse case scenario ).
Both Campbell Brown and Obama send their Kids to Private Schools not Charter Schools despite their support for Charter Schools but why do they pay tons of Cash for worse results than Public Schools? Don’t they love their kids? Notice they love their kids enough not to send their kids to Charter schools maybe they just hate money?