Robert Bobb, state-appointed emergency financial manager for the Detroit Public Schools, said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that cooperative leadership is necessary at the local, state and national level if the district is able to successfully implement sweeping reform efforts.
"Every major decision that I have made, I have been sued, either by local leaders or school board members," Bobb said. "There is a sense of urgency in urban school districts. You cannot sit back and not take care of what's needed for children." . . .
"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, September 26, 2010
Microsoft-NBC Kicked Off Week of Corporate Ed Promotion with Rhee's Likely Replacement, Bonus Bobb
Looks like Eli Broad's corrupt henchman who is being run out of Detroit under a thick cloud of impropriety has the inside track to replace the snarling Michelle Rhee as Chancellor of DC Schools. After all the WfS clips got aired to set the stage, the Meet the Press roundtable got rolling, with union prostisuit Randi Weingarten, the Dunc, Michelle Rhee, Bonus Bobb, and Mr. Infotainment, David Gregory. Arne had nothing but good thing to say about Bonus Bobb: