>Interesting, but surprising choice of metaphors, Dan.
Not really. I stole it from Mark Shields who always speaks of "wholesale" and "retail" politics.
>I would have thought that American public education in general had been >operating at a "wholesale" level for quite some time, though not by >choice. Indeed, the words "cut-rate" and "discount" come to mind. If >certain folks have their way, of course, teachers will be forced to find >ways to work with ever-diminishing resources and be expected to produce >ever-increasing 'results.'
True. But we're now being asked by the NCTM Standards to perform "retail" assessment in what is clearly a "wholesale" operation. We should implement wholesale instruments to improve motivation, then work on retail and wholesale solutions.
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