"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, February 15, 2010

Vallas, Bankers, Haiti...oh, and Education, Too

From the Chicago Sun Times (h/t to Mike Klonksy):
[Sun Times correspondent Michael] Sneed is told that former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas, who once eyed a mayoral bid, is developing a model to build a school system in Haiti for an international American bank.
I think it's pretty fair to cringe at the thought of bankers paying Paul Vallas to "build a school system".

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