"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, June 12, 2014

Karen Lewis on the Vergara Decision and What It Means

Karen Lewis points to the corporate boot-licking study by Raj Chetty that speculates on how much income would be added if the worst teachers (based on VAM, hah!) were replaced by average teachers.  The Chetty study was used as the principal documentation to support the court decision in California to roll back teacher tenure. Read here excerpts from Bruce Baker's takedown of the Chetty study. 

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