"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, March 20, 2006

Time to Leave Behind No Child Left Behind

Thank you, James Battaglia for this thoughtful stance on the mental and emotional genocide against America's children. A clip:
For example, employers know that an employee is more than a single score on a single test-- that's why the job interview exists. In addition to test scores, job recruiters are interested in other intangibles such as problem-solving skills, organizational ability and willingness to work as part of a team. The idea of alternate forms of assessment seems to be lost on politicians supporting this law.

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