"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

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Spellings Asks for Different Judges in NCLB Case

If you don't like the ruling, just put in an order for some more judges. From the NYTimes:
One month after a three-judge panel of a federal appeals court revived a legal challenge to the federal No Child Left Behind law, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said she would ask the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in Cincinnati, to convene a larger panel to reconsider that ruling. In its 2-to-1 ruling on Jan. 7, the Sixth Circuit said that school districts in Michigan and several other states had been justified in their 2005 suit that argued the law required them to pay for testing and other programs without providing sufficient federal money.

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