"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

Thursday, December 10, 2009

National PTA Announces Corporate Advisory Board

Today, the national PTA announced a new advisory board. The list includes a rep for Aetna's foundation, a senior VP of McGraw-Hill, an executive VP of media giant Viacom (which is partnering with the Gates Foundation for a project), and a number of other corporate fools. Remember: the Gates Foundation recently donated a cool million to the PTA to push national standards. We can rest assured that the corporate world can now influence PTAs across the country, yet another example of dubious "advisors" feeding parents and the general public more bogus information about education reform proposals:
Tichina Arnold, Actress 
Charlotte Frank, Senior VP, McGraw Hill Companies 
Patrick Gaston, President, Verizon Foundation
Floyd W. Green III, Community Relations, Aetna Foundation
Greg Schumann, VP and Group Publisher, Parenting Magazine
Guy Vickers, President, Tommy Hilfiger Foundation
Judy Werthauser, VP of Human Resources, Target
Denise White, Executive VP, Viacom
James White, President & CEO, Jamba Juice

1 comment:

  1. O/T- But, have you heard of the film Race to Nowhere? The trailor looks fantastic- I'm hoping to arrange local showings here in Seattle. Anyone seen it in full?