"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

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Diane Ravitch Comes Home


  1. Such an inspiring speech.

    I just wish Professor Ravitch would have spared us the platitudes to Ms. Weingarten at the beginning of her speech. Weingarten's collaboration with Broad needs to be the centerpiece of AFT discussions.

  2. Whether Randi invites Bill Gates of Diane Ravitch to speak, she continues making deals with the billionaires to sell teachers down the river. If Diane believes what she says about Weingarten, that is all the more troubling.