What the hell is he talking about??
. . . .Mr. Duncan, who was joined by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein and the teachers’ union president, Randi Weingarten, said increasing the use of testing across the country should also be a spending priority.
“We should be able to look every second grader in the eye and say, ‘You’re on track, you’re going to be able to go to a good college, or you’re not,’ ” he said. “Right now, in too many states, quite frankly, we lie to children. We lie to them and we lie to their families.”. . . .
"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
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
A Dope Crows in Brooklyn
The Secretary only visits charter schools, it seems. From the New York Times (ht to Ken Libby):