"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

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Rethink Afghanistan, Rethink Education

While America engages in the New Great Game costing billions of dollars and thousands of American lives, school districts are forced to make cuts to our public education system. This does not help American children. Meanwhile, we also contribute to the resulting trauma, physical/emotional pain, and lack of access to healthcare, education, safe water, and foodstuffs imposed on Afghani children.

And we call ourselves a "civilized" nation.

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