MPG Posted: Apr 24, 2007 9:54 PM >You clearly don't know or recall the history of this >forum...
Yes, yes! But what about the price of tea in China?? After all, I am asking about the education regime you support, not about the history of this forum (fascinating as that may be).
>Can't quite see how that goes with your claims or >insinuations, but again, nothing new there.
Neither can I. Maybe we should stick to the question at hand.
> As to what "regime" I favor, you have no clue.
Clues are all I have, since you typically refuse to answer direct questions. Typically, when I criticize the existing order (this happens from time to time :) ), you have choices. You could agree with my criticism (that would be nice), you could disagree with my criticism (please offer an argument), you could even remain silent (probably your best choice). But you don't do any of that. Usually, rather than rebutting my facts or refuting my logic, you attack me personally, and I draw some inferences from that.
Mainly, I infer that you are protecting the status quo, and either you protect the status quo because you are protecting your own self-interests, or you are protecting the status quo because of ideology. Either way, wittingly or not, you are a champion of the status quo.
If that is not the case, then you might want to give us something more to go on, more than personal attacks against me and against anyone else who criticizes the status quo.
>The only thing I have ever supported or advocated for >is a view of math teaching and learning different from >yours.
Right. The status quo incarnates a view of math teaching and learning different from mine. Now, maybe that is not what you intend, but it is all you leave us to infer.
>I've never said that the way public or private schools >are run in this country (or the folks who run them) are >for the most part good, bad, or otherwise. I have >plenty of gripes with many aspects of public education >that I don't address here.
Then why be here? Don't you have better things to do? Go spend more time with your kid.
>Wouldn't waste my time giving you additional grist for >your idiotic mill. I never dreamed when I joined this >list more than a dozen years ago that it was going to >be what it quickly became or that politics would become >such a big piece of it.
Don't sell yourself short, Mike. You have had plenty to do with what this forum has become. Some of us even think you are singularly responsible.
>Of course, you will continue to assert that you know >that I'm a "socialist" and that I think Joe Stalin and >Mao were swell guys.
You are not smart enough to be a socialist; you don't rise above the level of "useful idiot". Most socialists at least know the provenance of their own ideology; you don't even know that. You vigorously and vociferously deny socialist ideology, all the while spouting off socialist doctrine. What a moron.