"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, July 28, 2007

FEMA Trailer Children, or The Cockateels in the Coal Mines

Over 80,000 Gulf Coast residents remain stuck in FEMA trailers with dangerous levels of formaldehyde. As one FEMA bureaucrat responded to Mr. Stewart's plea, "Some people are just more chemically sensitive than others." Unfortunately, all of those people are children.

Some of the Congressional testimony, July 2007:

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