. . .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
Great reasons for scrapping NCLB (and by scrapping I'm hoping he means just getting rid of the parts we don't like, not the whole IDEA). My ears pricked up again at the end- a federal program for science and math using art. Groan- will it be another federal program created and run by non-teachers? That kind of thing rarely helps, no matter how well-intentioned.