"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

Monday, March 11, 2013

Corporate Shill, John Legend

From the Daily Trojan:

Program Board and EdMonth kicked off its second-annual monthlong initiative on the state of education Monday at Bovard Auditorium with a panel discussion on igniting the next generation of leaders. 
EdMonth aims to bring awareness of the education inequality to students both at USC and at other universities.  
Opening remarks were presented by David Dwyer, founder of USC Hybrid High School, who highlighted the university’s innovative approaches to education with the new school through the three pillars of personalization, time and connectedness. 
Grammy Award-winning artist and philanthropist John Legend spoke on education as the foundation that helps students succeed in their talents and career interests. He focused on the importance of education as a right for all students no matter what challenging environment they might come from. 
“If we think demography is destiny, we will allow our school system to confirm that belief,” Legend said. 
The event, moderated by Marshall School of Business Professor David Belasco, expressed teaching as an incomparable business. . . .
 Need I say more?

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