"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

Saturday, September 29, 2012

McIntyre Pushes Forward in Knoxville with Proven Failures

Despite a summer smackdown on a planned budget increase for teacher bonus pay based on test scores, and despite the Vanderbilt study that demonstrated that perf pay is a divisive waste of time and money, Eli Broad's poodle superintendent, Jim McIntyre, forges on.  

The question Knox County taxpayers should be asking:  Which legitimate programs are being neglected to fund this bonus pay plan with a demonstrated track record of failure in Nashville, Chicago, and New York?  When will Knoxville voters demand the Board get a superintendent with children's interest in mind, rather than kowtowing to the oligarchs who want to control public education across the country?

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