"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

Thursday, September 06, 2007

NCLB and Iraq Are Working--Stay the Course

Contrary to all the empirical evidence that their own government has accumulated, George and Margaret insist that their failed policies and costly adventures are working and that nothing should be done to alter their continued imaginary success. From the AP:
"We must refuse to make any changes that would make us less accountable for educating every child to grade-level standards in reading and math," she said in a speech to business leaders.
Accountability for everyone--except George and Margaret, of course.

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