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Topic: Re: “Competition is Ruining Childh
ood: The Kids Sh ould Fight Back

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Richard Strausz

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Re: “Competition is Ruining Childh
ood: The Kids Sh ould Fight Back

Posted: Nov 14, 2017 6:17 PM
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> > (Richard) It shows that the students are
> successful. The fact that I taught 100% of the
> students at least one time...

> Even with your shared responsibility with others, we
> have never seen the data. It's not too late.

(Richard) Bob has it all. Check with him.
> > You have chosen not to put out your students'
> performance to those in similar courses at your
> university and equivalent ones. That's your choice
> obviously.
> (Wayne)
> What may be obvious to you is an impossibility to me.
> Comparative grade distributions would be the only
> y thing conceivably possible since we don't have
> departmental final exams much less a higher level.
> That said, however, I only have access to my own
> n grade distributions meaningless as those
> comparisons would be with the professor independence
> that we enjoy.

If I understand you correctly, students will take a class at your university from n>1 professors with no guarantee that the curriculum is the same and no information about who teaches most effectively. If true, that is sad.


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