"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

Friday, December 21, 2007

Giuliani: Bush Ed Policy on Steroids

From the Chronicle of Higher Ed (ht to Peter Campbell):

Giuliani Names Education-Policy Panel

Several familiar faces will be advising the Republican candidate Rudolph W. Giuliani on education policy, including former U.S. Secretary of Education Roderick R. Paige and a Stanford University professor who is leading advocate of private-school vouchers.

The former New York mayor announced his education advisory board last week. Members include Benno C. Schmidt Jr., a former Yale University president who is now now chairman of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York and vice chairman of Edison Schools, a for-profit company that manages public schools; Brian Jones, executive vice president and general counsel of College Loan Corporation, one of the nation’s largest providers of student loans; and Abraham M. Lackman, president of New York’s Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities.

The panel’s chairman is Terry Moe, a professor of political science at Stanford and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute there.

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