"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, December 16, 2009

KILL IT!

The only education reform that mattered this year no longer matters, for it has been become health insurance reform by the health insurance corporations--which amounts to mandatory health policy purchases by Americans, with Wall Street managing the underwriting rules.

Last night, in fact, the legislation suffered, yet, another indignity by having the reimporation of drugs stricken, thus assuring BigPharma more and more profits by more expensive drugs for seniors.

The Democratic majority be damned!

1 comment:

  1. I think the problem here is that this is the will of the Democratic majority, particularly the White House. As Glenn Greenwald said this morning, "The evidence was overwhelming from the start that the White House was not only indifferent, but opposed, to the provisions most important to progressives. The administration is getting the bill which they, more or less, wanted from the start -- the one that is a huge boon to the health insurance and pharmaceutical industry."

    So much for hope and change.

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