"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, March 11, 2011

WTF Quote of the Week

Courtesy of USC Professor Priscilla Wohlstetter, who likely sends her own children (if she has any) to the educational equivalent of Ruth's Chris Steak House or McCormick & Schmick's (via an LA "newspaper"):
A merger could eliminate distinct, valuable choices for parents, said Priscilla Wohlstetter, a USC professor who directs the university's Center on Educational Governance: "I honestly am not certain that we have found the McDonald's recipe for teaching public school students."
Keep lookin' for that "McDonald's recipe" for teaching public school kids, Prof.

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