"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, April 08, 2011

Three Blogs to Follow

For further reading, check out these three fine blogs (with a bonus fourth that'll certainly grow).

E.D. Kain - Forbes actually lets this guy write critical stuff! It's not entirely focused on education, but he gives a good deal of space to edu-topics.

School Finance 101 - Rutgers Professor Bruce Baker. Check out hilarious (and insightful) overview of the Dumbest "Real" Reformy Graphs and A trip to the Reformy Education Research AssociationSchool Funding Deception Alert! (in a CAN) is a more pointed look at some really questionable stuff from a reformy group.

Junk Charts - I'll admit it: this was a pretty recent find. But Kaiser Fung's takedown of Bill Gates' crap chart is not to be missed. Very little of it focuses on education, but it's still fun to read.

Bonus time!!!

A "Fuller" Look at Education Issues - Ed Fuller's brand spankin' new blog. There will certainly be a wealth of interesting posts.

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