"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, February 15, 2006

That's My Congressman

Congressman Smith gives internet search companies hell for their complicity in the imprisonment and torture of Chinese dissidents. From the Times piece:
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 — In a crowded House hearing room, Representative Christopher Smith, Republican of New Jersey, unleashed a scathing condemnation of four American Internet and technology companies — Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Cisco — for a "sickening collaboration" with the Chinese government and for "decapitating the voice of the dissidents" there. . .
Now, if he would provide a similar lambasting to Verizon, Sprint, etc. for their complicity in the illegal U.S. Government spying on American citizens.

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