"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

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Cherry Blossoms

There's nothing like being in Washington, DC during Cherry Blossom season. The Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument and the new World War II Memorial. There's the Vietnam Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial, the Holocaust Museum and so much more. The city is a shining light on the hill but the  Congress is dysfunctional, ineffective and embattled in political battles that are unproductive and destructive to the health and well being of the nation.

At this time, Common Core or National Education Standards are nice, but high stakes testing is a criminal and evil, psychopathic, maniacal policy, and it must end.


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