"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

SemiDems and NeoCons

Susan Ohanian carries news of the latest venture by Andy Rotherham, rising star of the SemiDems, those inheritors of the decade of Clintonian kowtowing to the kinder and gentler fascism of the 1990s. Representing the best of NeoCon Lite thinking on all matters of education policy, Rotherham and other underemployed DLC advisors and former Clinton speechwriters are now elbowing their way to the educational testing trough in hopes of sustaining their own contributions to the continuing deconstruction of the American public education system.

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