Portland Public Schools' well-used student transfer system has reduced school diversity, weakened neighborhood schools and might decrease student achievement, the county and city auditors' offices say in an audit to be released today.The rest of the story here.
"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
Sunday, June 11, 2006
NCLB Transfer Mandates Killing Performance and Diversity in Portand
I wrote an opinion piece for NSBA Newsletter on this topic back in September, citing examples from Portand that now part of the focus of year-long audit on Portland school transfers: