"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

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Something's Rotten at the Center of the Common Core

Stan Karp, at Rehinking Schools, knows how to get to the heart of the matter and has a way with words. Thanks for providing us teachers with some good reading on a snow day.

"Something's Rotten at the Center of the Common Core"

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful summary. The only response is civil disobedience. When parents tell their children to go to school during "test week" and refuse to pick up a pencil the system will come crashing down. The system needs data to survive. Deprive it of what it needs to live and you'll kill it.