"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


John Dewey's Democracy and Education sits at #5 between The Kinsey Report and Das Kapital on the Wingnut Top 10 List of Most Dangerous Books of the Past 200 Years. For such Palinoid miseducationists, in fact, the two scariest side-by-side words besides "John" and "Dewey" are "social" and "justice."

Mike Klonsky has the story.

1 comment:

  1. OMG! I have all of these books on my shelf! Wait a minute, I think I hear the thought police knocking at my door right now!

    Yeah, this really is quite frightening, but it does explain an awful lot, doesn't it. We just don't have a chance to keep this country from going over the edge.