On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 10:29 AM, Robert Hansen <bob@rsccore.com> wrote:

Wrong. In fact, as the best kid in the class, I seldom got asked to the board.

I'm not sure why you think that your own personal experience contradicts Greeno's "usually".  Your description of what happened to you is the epitome of "anecdotal".
Note: Alchemic-reformists are those that believe that mass success in education is attainable through a magical scholastic formula, irregardless of the students' interests, culture,  ability or home situation.

Indeed. The reformists like Wayne Bishop, of whom this is an excellent description.

--Louis A. Talman
  Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
  Metropolitan State College of Denver