"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, December 06, 2007

The Lost Puppy and the Assault Rifle

In a land of family values,
he was kicked out of his home.
Where college defines success,
he was a dropout.
In a culture of celebrity,
he worked at McDonalds until he was fired.
In a universe of relationships,
he lost his girlfriend.
In a society of prosperity,
he had little.
In a political world of gun worship,
he owned one of the most reliable.
And in a store to lure the wealthy,
he became a killer " in style."

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