"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, April 24, 2007

An Ownership Society on Wages That Can't Even Pay the Rent

Las Vegas school officials are puzzling over how to get enough teachers to open schools next year. (Click chart from Las Vegas Sun at right to enlarge). Could the shrinking applicant pool have something to do with a $33,000 starting salary where the median home price is $317,400? Do you think?

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