"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

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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