"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
Friday, November 26, 2010
Tax Free Corporate Billions Leveraged to Take Over Social Policy Making
Thirty billion dollars, by the way, represents 7 Races to the Top. We can see how just one of them threatens sanity in schooling all across the nation. Can you imagine what a widespread disaster 7 of them would bring. This, however, is the real and potential power of the numerous corporate foundations that are going all in to transform American schools for the masses into corporate data hubs designed to breed compliance, fear, non-thinking, anti-culture, consumption, selfishness, ahistoricism, and limited technical skill. The Oligarchs are determined that the road to ecological apocalypse at least will be orderly.