Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Henry Closes Eliza's Achievement Gap
Just watched "My Fair Lady" and it looks like Teach for America grad Henry Higgins managed to close the vast achievement gap of one Eliza Doolittle.
NYC Chancellor Joel Klein praised Higgins' work.
"When Doolittle had the cheek to ask 'What will become of me?' Henry blasted right back with, 'Who the devil cares what will become with you?' That's exactly the attitude we encourage our people to have. Look at the data only and ignore other factors. "
When it was pointed out that Higgins had a class size of one and took Doolittle in to live with him for 6 months, Klein responded:
Rubbish. These factors had no impact at all. We analyzed the data and the results are due to the differentiated instruction. And the word wall.