"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, July 30, 2006

Predicting the Texas Cheating Miracle

The growth of accounability is accompanied by the diminution of trust. Losing trust has assured the demise of trustworthiness. The demise of trustworthiness brings the necessity for repression and police action. I think we know where repression and police action lead.

From the Star-Telegram:

The Texas Education Agency will investigate “testing irregularities” found at 609 schools in an audit of the spring 2005 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills.

The agency will hire investigators, institute new monitoring when the exam is administered in the future and report for disciplinary actions any teachers or schools involved in cheating, Education Commissioner Shirley J. Neeley announced Friday. . . .

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