Haim posted Oct 18, 2012 8:02 PM: > lajones Posted: Oct 18, 2012 6:14 AM > > >Thank you, Robert, for posing this extremely > important > >question. I'm a high school math teacher who has > been > >wondering the same thing for many, many years. > > The only thing that is not clear is why Robert and > and others keep asking the question. The answer is > staring us in the face. One has only to compare Jo > Boaler to Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_fusion <snip> > What is abundantly > clear to me is that, at least at this moment in our > historical development, any kind of direct > confrontation with the Education Mafia will fail. > <snip> And HENCE the slogans:
- -- "PUT THE EDUCATION MAFIA IN JAIL!"
- -- "BLOW UP THE SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION!" and the latest one: - -- "SHUT DOWN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION!"
In my humble view from 8000 miles away, empty sloganeering will not help solve any issues.
Effective work towards a worthy Mission (such as: "To ensure that we develop an educational system as good as the best") might help.
GSC ("Still Shoveling Away!" - with the usual profound apologies to Barry Garelick for any tedium caused; and with the observation that this tedium can be EASILY avoided by the SIMPLE expedient of refraining from opening any messages purporting to have originated from GSC)