"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

Thursday, January 03, 2013

a comment on the Common Core from the 14th century

Hafiz, 14th century Sufi poet, comments on the Common Core:

"Dropping Keys

The small person
Builds cages for everyone
She
Sees.

Instead, the sage,
Who needs to duck her head,
When the moon is low,
Can be found dropping keys, all night long
For the beautiful,
Rowdy,
Prisoners."

(For this and other great quotes, see http://www.susanohanian.org/quotes.php)

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