GS Chandy Posted: Oct 7, 2010 5:51 AM > >Suggestion: Create effective and usable categories >of 'math knowledge and interests'. Then provide texts >(and courses) that teach: >1) Math for 'mathy' students; >2) Math for 'non-mathy' students; >3) Math for students who may have been turned off math >by reason of incompetent teaching/books/systems-as-a- >whole at earlier levels. >(Not all the students at No.3 are included in the >category at No.2. A great many potentially 'mathy' >students often drop into the Category 3 because of >terrible systems that turn them off math.
What part of BTDT do you not understand?
>I observe that not all of the terrible systems that >afflict us are the creations of what you refer to as >the 'Education Mafia'; some undoubtedly may be, but >definitely NOT all!)
You observe no such thing. The American public school is entirely the creature of the Education Mafia, lock, stock, and barrel.
GS, it is hard enough arguing real facts without also arguing imaginary facts. You may or may not have the counterpart to the Education Mafia in India (I have no idea), but if you are going to insist on debating American public education I am going to insist you stick to American facts.