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Topic: [math-learn] Effects of Poverty on U.S. Children's Educational Achievement

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Rex Boggs

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[math-learn] Appropriate posts to the math-learn list
Posted: Jan 22, 2013 5:13 PM
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From: Ze'ev Wurman
Reminds me of an old joke about the Brits ...

I don?t think either Ed?s post that prompted a list member to leave or the response above are either appropriate or welcomed by most members of this list.

If a post is directed to another person (as indicted by frequent use of the word ?you?) then it is more appropriate to email that person directly rather than via the list.

Usually the members of this list behave appropriately, but at times it seems the purpose of a post is to win a debate rather than to contribute to a thoughtful discussion about maths education,

Other maths lists I read tend to have a warm, inclusive (we?re all in this together) and at times humorous tone. For whatever reason, this one doesn?t. I can understand why teachers who are choosing voluntarily to read discussion lists may be turned off if the tone of the list is more adversarial than collegial.

My thoughts anyway. I?d be interested to hear what other members of the list think ? maybe I am way off base.


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