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Topic: Don't Let Math Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes
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GS Chandy

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From: Hyderabad, Mumbai/Bangalore, India
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Re: Don't Let Math Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes
Posted: Jan 15, 2013 8:59 PM
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Haim posted Jan 16, 2013 3:43 AM:
> MPG Posted: Jan 15, 2013 3:43 PM

> >No politics inform your criticism of education
> research
> >or practice, of course.
> Oh, my! But you have been gone a long time. I am
> am the guy who points out that when it comes to
> education issues, it is all politics all the time.
> Specifically, I have asserted that there are no
> no technical issues, whether in math education or
> gifted education or remedial education or, really, in
> any education field or practice. Everybody knows
> what to do and how to do it. In fact, that is the
> basis of "Haim's Challenge".
> You may recall that the issue comes up from time
> ime to time, why is there no technical discussion on
> pedagogy, math pedagogy or any other. Plainly, it is
> because there is nothing to discuss. Well, if there
> are no technical problems, what is driving the
> failure in education?
> All together now: It's the politics, stupid.
> Haim
> No representation without taxation.

"What is driving the failure in education?"

Oh, my! You REALLY, TRULY want to learn the answer to your question?

May I suggest that some 'honest research' would surely get you all the answers you need to this important question. To do needed honest research, check out: . (The attachments to the post indicate some practical tools that could help you do it, i.e., 'honest research'. I should note that these practical tools are not quite enough: you should also really, truly WANT to do it - this is crucial).

You may also obtain some insights by looking at: which also contains some useful ideas about 'honest research'.

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