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Topic: Re: To K-12 teachers here: Another enjoyable post from Dan Meyer
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Wayne Bishop

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Re: To K-12 teachers here: Another enjoyable post from Dan

Posted: Aug 30, 2013 11:51 AM
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Cattle have a special place in Hindu India, why
not horses? Maybe flogging a dead horse shows no
disrespect since he's already dead but still…


At 10:29 PM 8/29/2013, GS Chandy wrote:
>Wayne Bishop (WB) posted Aug 30, 2013 1:13 AM

> >
> >At 05:16 PM 8/28/2013, Robert Hansen wrote:

> >> (RH) It amazes me that there exists 3 years of Dan's
> >> blogs as evidence to support my statements while
> >> Richard and yourself are basing your counter arguments >> on supposition.

> > (WB) "Supposition" is literally more accurate
> but >"religious conviction" comes closer to giving a more
> > accurate feel for the situation. Haim's "Education
> > Mafia", if you will, have been preaching this
> >anti-education in the name of education gospel for >decades.
> >

>You've got it EXACTLY right! 'Religion' is the
>word... Haim has been preaching "PUT THE
>EDUCATION MAFIA IN JAIL!" (A) for all those decades... to what effect?
>YOU have been preaching "BLOW UP THE SCHOOLS OF
>EDUCATION!" (B) for probably the same number of
> what effect, precisely?
>(By the way, I am NOT at all on what you've
>named the 'anti-education brigade'. You and
>your opponents appear to be all equally incompetent).
>The ONLY things needed to do are to:
>- -- gather together all the good ideas needed
>to overcome the ills of your education system -
>also throwing out the bad ideas meanwhile (e.g., 'A; and 'B' above-noted) and
>- -- *integrate* all available ideas into an
>*effective* Action Plan to develop effective
>educational systems for your needs.
>(Words enclosed within *s - *---* - contain some
>meaning rather more than is found in the conventional dictionaries).

> >
> >Regarding teaching high school students who

> would be >top-notch writers, there is nothing
> better than >following - and studying, and
> striving (probably >unsuccessful but well worth
> the effort) toward >publication in - The
> Concord Review. Though almost >completely
> unknown by the powers-that-be in
> education, >Will Fitzhugh is the national
> treasure for precollegiate >education that Dan
> Meyer and Jo Boaler (and way too much >of the
> education world) believe themselves to be.

> >
> >Wayne
> >

>I know nothing about Mr/Dr/Professor Will
>Fitzhugh - shall endeavor to find out. I
>suspect that his ideas may not be very fruitful
>(if he happens to subscribe to the slogans 'A'
>or 'B' above - or anything derived from such
>stirring but actually vapid slogans).
>I don't know enough about the ideas of Dan Meyer
>and/or Jo Boaler. I do suspect that neither of
>them has tried to create an Action Plan to
>overcome the current ills of your educations system(s).
>Ah, but then, neither have you or Haim - I don't
>know about whether Mr/Dr/Professor Will Fitzhugh
>has thought in terms of doing anything like this entirely obvious thing.
>("Still Shoveling! Not PUSHING!")

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