"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

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Dr. Ravitch Speaks: Watch It, and Then Watch It Again

Despite some self-serving radical revising of her own role in developing and perpetuating the testocracy that she now decries, this is powerful stuff and something that should be shared all over, and over. From Democracy Now:

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