"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

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Incredible Lightness of the Washington Post

Looking for the truth, the whole truth, or nothing of the truth? If the latter, have a look at this piece from the Post on the NSTA-Inconvenient Truth controversy. This could have been written for Anderson Cooper's 360--one of those she said, he said, and zero investigation by the reporter. In short, modern journalism the way we most often see it: cheap, very profitable, and entirely ineffective in informing the public.

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