CHICAGO -- Fed up with overcrowding at a Chicago public high school with too many problems and too little space, Principal Martin McGreal indulged a fantasy of overwhelmed school leaders everywhere: He declared enrollment closed.The rest 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
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Celebrate the Courage of Martin McGreal
We know what happens when education is turned over to the bean counters in the Mayors' offices of America's metropolitan areas: children are sacrificed and, otherwise, politicized to earn political points and save money for more important matters. That is why Tuesday's story in WaPo has resonated around the country, for here is an example of a true hero who has sacrificed his job to stand up for what is right for children: