"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, May 31, 2011

Darling-Hammond to Every New and Old Educator on Graduation Day

From The Nation, a big chunk of Darling-Hammond's commencement speech to the graduates of TC.  It is honest, brave, and hopeful, and may every educator, new and old, take a few minutes to read it, and heed it:

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