"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
Monday, February 06, 2006
Greed Cutting Deeper in the Digital Divide
Regardless of what aspect of our lives one cares to examine, greed has replaced civic purpose, and the goal of market share has replaced democratic virtue at every turn. A case study in this phenomenon can be found in the current efforts among cities to create municipal internet networks, much to the consternation of Verizon and Comcast and the other marketers who would just as soon see the digital divide dug deeper between the rich and poor. Here is a piece from eSchool News on this important issue facing school systems and voters.