Saturday, March 7, 2009

Eduction Outside of School

Finally, someone who understands! I cannot follow my students home and make them do their work, the parents need to make sure they are doing their part at home too.

She Said What?

An interesting point by Susan Neuman, a former education official in the Bush Administration, in a new book, Changing the Odds for Children At Risk. Research shows low-income children learn as fast in school as wealthier children. It's outside of school that poor children fall behind. Says Neuman, "Most teachers are highly capable of successfully educating" children who get a strong foundation at home. Now at the University of Michigan, she joined 62 other education leaders ast June to urge the nation to improve the lives of low-income children across the board rather than continuing to point the finger at schools.

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