. . .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
frightening beyond words. I am afraid to ask what's next.
No surprise there.
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sell outs.... I think I'm done as a public ed advocate - the 'bought-and-paid-for' union leaderships have sold teachers and our kids down the river.... they're really busy having a veritable polyamorous orgy with PEARSON, GATES AND BROAD - no room left in the bed for teachers, students, parents...
oh - and the refusal of teachers to hold their union leadership's feet to the fire... sorry people - I cant/wont help you fight for your profession, your jobs, if you wont fight for them yourselves...
Randi Weingarten has been involved with the Broad Foundation for ten years. See there 2009 Mission Statement:http://www.broadfoundation.org/asset/101-2009.10%20annual%20report.pdfPage 11"Teacher unions have always been a formidable voice in publiceducation. We decided at the onset of our work to invest insmart, progressive labor leaders like Randi Weingarten, head ofthe United Federation of Teachers in New York City for morethan a decade and now president of the American Federationof Teachers (AFT). We partnered with Weingarten to fund twounion-run charter schools in Brooklyn and to fund New YorkCity’s first incentive-based compensation program for schools,as well as the AFT’s Innovation Fund. We had previouslyhelped advance pay for performance programs in Denver andHouston, but we were particularly encouraged to see New YorkCity embrace the plan."Page 16"The Broad Foundation invests $2 million in the Teachers Union Reform Network (TURN), a network of National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers locals."
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