"A child's learning is the funtion more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hungry and Sleepless Children Can't Learn

Below is the segment on homeless and impoverished schoolchildren from last week's 60 Minutes.  Just over 13 minutes--please watch it.

Meanwhile, Arne Duncan does nothing, nilch, zero, to help these kids. Do you think that Duncan's Microsoft geniuses who are destroying our public schools can come up a few dollars to provide bedtime snacks to make sure that these homeless kids don't have to lie awake aching with hunger in a cheap motel room that they share with their families?  Do you think that Duncan and the testing companies care enough to make a plan for this most basic of need of 25 percent of our children?

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