> i) I strongly believe that ideas like "PUT THE EDUCAITON MAFIA IN JAIL" > and "BLOW UP THE SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION" will NEVER help us achieve anything > positive in regard to the state of public school education (or any > education) in the US (or in India). (Even as jokes, they are rather poor > jokes). >
I agree and just seeing this all caps shouting repeated over and over in your postings is enough to turn me off reading them.
(My entire approach arises from the the basis of development of a sizable > number of 'OPMS models' for the Mission "To improve the state of education" > [in the USA; in India;wherever]. Brief information about OPMS and the > modeling processes in it is available at the attachments to my post heading > the thread "Democracy: how to achieve it" - > http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2419536 . My approach is > developed largely from the seminal contributions to systems science of the > late John N. Warfield, about whom I have often written here). > > GSC >
The management systems I look at use GST (general systems theory) as their context. One of these systems is TDD (test driven development) a branch of Agile. You let one group write tests for the other and then switch.
Like imagine two camps of boy scouts. One proposes challenges for the other and then they switch roles. Challenges deemed "over the top" are disqualified by referees and each camp gets to choose maybe three of ten. But maybe they're all pretty difficult and interesting.
The goal is to help build the skills and virtues associated with scouting (there's a list) not to imbue the competition with feelings of fear and inferiority (although those feelings may come up and need to be worked through).
Software engineering is helping managers with many difficult tasks. The importance of version control with formal branching and merging is being recognized by the legal profession and I think before long the Congressional Record might find itself on Github or one of those (probably something more customized for legislation).
SQL + NoSQL is helping the less advanced professions live up to their ideal of themselves more. When I take my Nissan to the corner Jiffy Lube for an oil change, they have a whole lot of history, and all without oily fingers pawing through paper files. Thanks to software engineers.