"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, April 07, 2007

April Second II

For almost a year she wrote nothing

but practiced lines he could hear

her whisper when she thought him

long asleep; when that cycle, nearly up,

turned blustery, and seeds of sleet

broadcast across the field

of winter rye in windblown waves,

turning the tree line to intermittent static,

she began, alas, a new translation of spring,

this one with an unremitting acceptance

of the first warm rain, set in.

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