"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

Friday, August 15, 2014

Newsday Declares Down, Up, as Common Core Curdles

Last year's god-awful results on Common Core tests in New York set off a statewide resistance movement among advantaged and the disadvantaged parents to dump the Gates and Pearson CorpEd plan into the Long Island Sound. 

This second year, when most new testing regimes usually see big gains, state language arts scores actually went down, while math scores edged up.  Newsday headline?  "Common Core Up Significantly in State in 2014." 

Another clear case of----

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