"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Car Salesmen, Factory Workers, Teachers, and Fools

By now Spellings is back home with her black bag of money that she has been using to buy teacher votes. Here's a clip from the Dispatch on her trip to Columbus:

Car salesmen earn a commission for each car they sell. Business executives earn bonuses based on company profits. Factory workers are sometimes paid according to how many widgets they assemble.

"It works in every other endeavor, why not this?" asked U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings while in Columbus recently.

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