"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, October 18, 2007

Weingarten Sells Out NYC Teachers and Students

In her agreement with Bloomberg to base merit pay on test scores, Weingarten places her own political ambitions ahead of the education of NYC students. Here is the key phrase from the NY Times piece:
The plan would not only give Mr. Bloomberg a policy change he has long sought, but also allow Ms. Weingarten, a potential candidate to lead the national American Federation of Teachers, to cast herself as a reform-minded union leader.

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