. . .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
I have been following the strike hourly almost as we are in a non union state and hope beyond hope that Chicago will be the start of the dismantling around vam/ teacher evals. The trickling of news is that the union is settling on using test scores just at a smaller percentage. Please, is this true? What can be done as you rightly say, any percentage is wrong since it is no better than dart throwing and a whole lot more harmful.