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  •  Essentially the only factor that has a (3+ / 0-)

    substantial correlation with educational outcomes is the median income of the school district (which, surprisingly has less to do with the financial resources available to the schools than the level of parental involvement . . . ).

    Everything else is more or less just an excuse to bash teachers . . .

    •  Sadly... (1+ / 0-)
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      trashablanca

      you are correct.  The agenda of the ed reform movement is not to make our schools better.  The agenda of the reform movement is not to improve our society.

      "Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." Mark Twain

      by iTeachQ on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 06:44:47 PM PST

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    •  Here's the experiment I want to try (0+ / 0-)

      Let's take two groups of families, demographically similar, similar schools.

      Let's give half the families 5 weeks of paid vacation for two years, and see what happens to test scores in the two schools.

      Somehow I don't see Gates being eager to fund it.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 11:20:38 PM PST

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