This great piece from the PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer is about 10 minutes long. It does an excellent job (one of the best I've seen or read) of concisely describing AYP, federal sanctions, and the paradox of how a good school can be labeled a failure. If you can't watch it, there's also a transcript you can read.
"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
Saturday, April 01, 2006
PBS 10 Minute Primer on NCLB
This from Peter Campbell: