"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, September 20, 2010

Just a sample

Sent to the New York Times, Sept 20, 2010

Susan Engel ("Scientifically tested tests," September 20) is right: There is far too much testing going on in schools. There is no need to test every student to get an accurate picture of where the problems are: When you go to the doctor they don't take all your blood, just a sample.

Stephen Krashen

ngel article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/20/opinion/20engel.html?emc=eta1

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