"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

Monday, December 07, 2009

LEARN (sic) includes unsuccessful preschool reading program

Ed Week has published a paper, "Unproved Early-Reading Program Likely to Prevail," which mentions that the LEARN (sic) Act features a preschool skills-based program. An earlier version of this program costs $80,000 per classroom and the results were "disappointing." Can you think of better ways of spending $80,000? I knew you could.

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