"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, October 10, 2010

Bill Gates, the West Coast Promo Man

Ever wonder who is paying for all those glowing WfS op-eds and for those children in front of the movie houses with their clipboards?  From the Gates Foundation website:
Participant Media, LLC
Date: August 2010
Purpose: to execute a social action campaign that will complement Paramount’s marketing campaign of Waiting for Superman
Amount: $2,000,000
Term: 7 months
Topic: Advocacy & Public Policy
Region Served: North America, Global
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Beverly Hills, California


  1. Got a link for the post she left this comment on? I'd like to see it.

    You're both bang on, by the way.

  2. Education is the only profession I know in which people consider themselves experts simply because they once sat in student desks.