"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, February 03, 2007


Finally, a presidential candidate makes a statement on NCLB that is not channeling Margaret Spellings. From the DNC Winter Meeting earlier today :
Adding a few dollars and tweaking a reauthorized No Child Left Behind is not real change: ending No Child Child Left Behind as we know is real change, and replacing it with a real true commitment to the children of this country. In this competitive world we live in, we cannot afford to be a nation of great standardized test takers--we must be a nation of creative and innovative thinkers—and that is what our education should be.

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