"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

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Edubabblers drowning out real educators

Ashley Hastings posted this to the comments following Stanley Fish's op-ed in the NYT, 1/31/11: THIS COMMENT IS GETTING A LOT OF RECOMMENDATIONS. The 76 so far include mine. Way ahead of others.

"I know Obama's heart is in the right place when he urges young people to become teachers; but I am finding it harder and harder to see why anyone would want to go into teaching, given the outrageous abuse the profession is enduring from the politicians, the press, and the choruses of amateur edubabblers that are drowning out the voices of real educators at every level."

Fish's op-ed:


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