"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

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

...and Where's Joanne's Ethics Waiver?

Duncan's Chief of Staff Margot Rogers (previously employed by the Gates Foundation) and OII Director Jim Shelton (also previously employed by the Gates Foundation; also previously employed by NSVF and McKinsey & Co.) both filed ethics waivers that allows them unlimited contact with their former employer (Rogers is here, Shelton's is here).

From what I can tell, former NewSchools Venture Fund COO Joanne Weiss - now leading the Race to the Top - has not filed a waiver. Why? I don't know. Maybe she's not required to.

Remember that tidbit about how NSVF was trying to partner with states as part of their RttT application, with NSVF taking a 5% cut in exchange for their services? Hmmm...

[Marc Dean Millot mentioned this in one of his e-mails - not sure anyone ever looked further into this]

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