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Topic: Re: WHY??? ge? (y/n) y
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Bob Hayden

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Re: WHY??? ge? (y/n) y
Posted: Mar 14, 1997 11:44 AM
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----- Forwarded message from Joe H Ward -----

Adding to Paul's and others' comments -- IMHCO (In My Honest CYNICAL Opinion)
much of what is studied in introductory stat courses is primarily of
SHOULD HAVE TO!" The availability of the computer and internet
SHOULD CHANGE both the content and instructional approach in intro
stat courses -- but CHANGE IS SLOW! :-)

----- End of forwarded message from Joe H Ward -----

Joe is right, of course. At the same time, we have to remember that
the purpose of an AP exam is to get students credit for a college
course, not to break new ground in curriculum reform. If the high
schools teach a radical course unlike anything going on in the
colleges, very few students will get college credit for it. I think
the AP Stats. Committee has done an excellent job of being ahead of
its time but not so far ahead as to be a voice crying in the

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