In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: >In article <email@example.com>, > firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >>In article <bkcn0d$6r5b$1@ID-106564.news.uni-berlin.de>, Timo Voipio ><email@example.com> writes: >>>Richard Bos wrote: >>> >>>> Oh, for heavens' sake. Children of that age not only can, but will >count >>>> for themselves, if only because it's so much fun going "Seven-three! >>>> Seven-three! Neener, neener!". All these people trying to be "nice for >>>> the sake of the chiillldruuunnn" are stupid for not realising (or, >>>> indeed, remembering) how un-nice children themselves can be. >>> >>>And who should, as a reminder, read Golding's Lord of the Flies. >>> >>Yes, yes. >> >>>Besides, I think that competitiveness just prepares the kids for the real >>>world... >> >>Exactly. This is what the purpose of all play is, preparation for the >>real world. The modern "enlightened" educational approach, though, is >>based on keeping kids as sheltered from the real world as possible >>till they reach 18, then expect them to magically turn into adults at >>this date. Then everybody is surprised why there are so many immature >>people around. > >Like the principal who cancelled the valedictorian rituals >because all the other kids might feel bad. The gal who >lost out proposed that athletic letters also be cancelled. >Bread and circus, anyone?
:-)) > >None of this has anything to do with sex bias (tying a knot >in two threads). It has everything to do with squishing >anybody who has original analytical thought potential. > School boards are elected by the vast "majorities of the average" and cater to those.
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