"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, June 18, 2014

NPR Pretends NCTQ Is Not an Advocacy Think Tank

Posted as comment at NPR:

NCTQ and Kate Walsh got their start with federal grant money from the Bush Administration to promote NCLB with misleading op-eds in leading newspapers and magazines under the guise of a research institution. Follow links here:
As a advocacy think tank supported by corporate ed reformers, NCTQ continues its pretense as a legitimate research firm, all the while following the ideological demands of reformers who want to get rid of legitimate teacher education programs in favor of TFA and its many emulators.
The fact that NPR continues to support this propaganda says as much about NPR as it does about the ethically-challenged Kate Walsh and Co.

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