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Topic: Excessive Equality
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GS Chandy

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Re: Excessive Equality
Posted: Sep 11, 2012 11:00 AM
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Haim posted Sep 10, 2012 7:11 PM:
> Well, yes, but Mr. Vigdor does not state it exactly
> right.

Neither does Haim (see below).
> The root of the problem is coercion.

I agree that there should be no coercion of human beings. But that is not really the root of the problem. The root of the problem is that people too often do not know what they are talking (or writing) about.

> (Mr Vigdor):
> ?Pursuing equity in curriculum must harm some
> e students, and evidence suggests that some past
> reforms have managed to harm all of them. American
> students are heterogeneous, and a rational strategy
> to improve math performance must begin with that
> premise.

"Educational equity": Educational equity, the study and achievement of fairness in education
"Equality": the state or quality of being equal; correspondence in quantity, degree, value, rank, or ability.

Mr Vigdor and Haim should both try to understand the difference of meanings between these two loaded words, and they should try and avoid using the one when they think they mean the other.

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