"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

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Sixty-Five Percent of Tennesseeans Do NOT Want Their Teacher Pay Based on Test Scores

How much plainer can the message get for Arne and the Oligarchs who appear hellbent on tearing down public education?  Will the Spirit of Cairo take hold in America?  Do we have it in us to end the corporate dictatorship of American education policy?

From the Tennessean (ht to Monty Neill):
A Vanderbilt University statewide poll  shows 65 percent of Tennesseans do not favor paying teachers whose students do well on tests more than teachers whose students do poorly. Only 35 percent of residents support paying teachers whose students do well on tests more money.

The poll results may be the upshot of parents' not wanting to see schools so focused on standardized testing. . . .

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