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Topic: To meet a challenge
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Re: To meet a challenge
Posted: Oct 5, 2012 1:05 PM
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Paul A. Tanner, III Posted: Oct 5, 2012 10:58 AM

>Every adult that fears mathematics that I've shown the
>method to likes the method - it made things at least a
>litter easier for them.

All the more reason to think that your inability to find traction with your method is indicative of some deeper trouble afflicting American public education.

>Why are so many people - including such principals and
>including such as you - seem to have no interest at all
>in making skill performance easier and perhaps making
>things more understandable as well for those who need to
>have things made easier and more understandable?

Exactly my point.

>Yes, you will say that I ran into someone with power in
>what you call a mafia as evidence of its existence, that
>someone entrenched in ways of doing things was not going
>to allow anything beyond those entrenched ways of doing

Indeed I would, but for the fact that you already said it.

> but I note that you in at least one sense are on the
>same side as this mafia you claim to be against: You
>both seem to have no interest at all in seeing those who
>need more help getting more help - you both seem to fear
>change or care more about something else than the
>welfare of the students or both.

If your ability to discuss pedagogy and implement change depends on me, then you must admit that American public education is in far worse shape than you have been willing to admit.

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