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

Monday, December 04, 2006

Flat Worlds and Other Education Myths

David Sirota has it so right in the S.F. Chronicle. Let's get real about what education cannot do:
. . .the hard data tells us that, as comforting as this Great Education Myth is, we cannot school our way out of the problems accompanying a national trade policy devoid of wage, environmental and human-rights protections.

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