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Topic: Re: IRS vs. Algorithms
Replies: 1   Last Post: Jul 10, 1995 6:29 PM

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Lou Talman

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Re: IRS vs. Algorithms
Posted: Jul 10, 1995 4:33 PM
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Harv wrote:

> The high school students who will answer that 2/8=4 will tell you

> themselves that they were not taught incorrectly...rather....THEY made a
> silly error due to thoughtlessness at the time.

Hmmm. So, evidently, they were not (successfully) taught

Now I don't subscribe to the theory that the teacher is automatically at
fault when the student doesn't learn, but I don't subscribe to the
counter-theory that the student who doesn't learn is entirely at fault,
either. Whether teacher or student bears the responsibility (or the two
must share it) must be assessed [or is that ):-> "examined"?] on a case by
case basis. Indeed, under some circumstances, environment bears the
blame--as has been pointed out.


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