charter schools

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Registered: 08-23-1997
charter schools
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 10:40am
Just read this opinion piece in the NY Times. Here's my favorite quote from the whole thing:

Schools control only a small part of what goes into test scores.

Cognitive ability, personality and motivation come mostly from home. What happens in the classroom can have some effect, but smart and motivated children will tend to learn to read and do math even with poor instruction, while not-so-smart or unmotivated children will often have trouble with those subjects despite excellent instruction.

Every single one of us in education know this! Why don't the politicians?

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 8:43pm

Oh, yes, yes, yes! I totally agree.

Why is it only teachers



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Registered: 06-04-2003
Tue, 05-11-2010 - 6:21pm

Wow, what's the next discovery, water is wet, grass is green and the sky is blue?? Oh but wait, I got one, we can use indoor plumbing now, you all did know that.......(LMAO)

Great article, but all I have to say is DUH!!