"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The Cathleen Black appointment: A precedent
Many people are upset that the mayor of the New York City has appointed a personal friend with no teaching experience as head of education. They are concerned that the new head will continue policies of heavy testing and top-down management that have failed in the past.
There is a precedent: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.