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Re: Fwd: Re: Re: lecturing
Posted: Jul 2, 1995 3:29 PM
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>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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