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"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, September 06, 2008
The New Corporate Republic, or The Predator State
The Texas Observer has this excerpt from a new book by John Galbraith, The Predator State. In it Galbraith urges liberals to abandon the free market shibboleths that conservatives abandoned following the failure of the Reagan Revolution. Below is the intro and the last part of the excerpt in which Galbraith sums up the neocons' inner rationale for their brand of education reform: