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Topic: Petition by Jeremy Kilpatrick to Stanford in Support of Jo Boaler
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Wayne Bishop

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Re: Petition by Jeremy Kilpatrick to Stanford in Support of Jo

Posted: Nov 13, 2012 1:19 PM
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I have no idea whether she is in some kind of trouble or is just
continuing her paranoia that she might be. When challenged, she
publicly promised to immediately supply detail to her accusations
more than a week ago (two weeks?) but nothing has been forthcoming
and suspicion is that nothing will. I pointed out the ridiculous
nature of her using my deliberately offensive private email remark
years earlier. Her pointing out that the Stanford police were on my
case for threatening terrorism spawned a call from their chief of
police and we had a good laugh over its source because I had only
embellished Reid Lyon's " threat". The head of police felt he had to
pursue it and we had a good laugh over the ridiculous situation when
I pointed out the source. You might include that reference as
well. He is one of the few legitimate reading research experts that
got him his job as (at the time) Assistant Secretary of Education in
a highly publicized panel discussion chaired by the Secretary of Education.

"You know, if there was any piece of legislation that I could
pass, it would be to blow up the colleges of education."

November 18, 2002 - Forum on Rigorous Evidence - Transcript, P. 84-85
The Key to Progress in Education?
Lessons from Medicine, Welfare and Other Fields


At 05:40 PM 11/12/2012, Haim wrote:
>Richard Hake Posted: Nov 12, 2012 4:59 PM

> >Following up on this email I just wanted to make sure
> >that everyone was aware of the petition started by
> >Jeremy Kilpatrick (University of Georgia) began in
> >support of Jo asking Stanford to take action.

>I infer that Jo Boaler is in some kind of trouble and is trying to
>concoct a cause. Two recent examples come to mind:
>(1) Madonna Constantine, formerly of Columbia U, who invented a
>racial incident in an attempt to immunize herself against impending
>charges of plagiarism,
>(2) the notorious Gang of 88 at Duke University, of the Duke Lacrosse infamy,
>In the first case, Constantine was trying to protect herself. In the
>second case, disgusting racists were trying to promote their cause.
>I know there are a lot of similar incidents, but I cannot be
>bothered to research them.
>Wayne, I do not know if you have the stomach or the energy for this.
>Or the allies and help that you would need. But this fight, if it
>came to it, must hinge on the merits of Boaler's work. You would
>subpoena her evidence, put her work on trial, and that would be the
>end of Boaler.
>Boaler is doing this either out of desperation or hubris. Why this,
>why now? I think desperation. Something is happening at Stanford.
>Could it be that Boaler has conducted so much research with nothing
>to show for it that even a school of education has had enough?
>Of course, odds are that nothing will come of this. But, "mighty
>oaks from little acorns grow". This could be the case that puts
>education research in the dock.
>No representation without taxation.

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