"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

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Duncan Ready to Scale Up Cheap Chain Gangs for Poor Children

From Ken Libby:
These quotes are from a speech Duncan gave to the AmericanCouncil on Education this week (posted on the ed.gov website yesterday):

"From Teach for America to the KIPP charter schools to instructional innovations at colleges and universities, we have proven strategies ready to go to scale."

and

"Taken together, the Barack effect, the leadership on the Hill, the proven strategies, and the money in the stimulus package represent what I call the perfect storm for reform, a historic alignment of interests and events that could lift American education to an entirely new level . . ."

-Ken

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