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Re: meaningful standards (fwd)
Posted: May 31, 1995 11:54 PM
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Harvey and friends-

I was shocked and more than a little distressed this evening while watching a
news piece on the MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour. The subject was the seeming
success of Catholic schools with minority kids who were previously doing
poorly in public school.

Accompanying the talk by the reporter (which I was totally incapable of
understanding since I didn't discover this for myself) were pictures (which
were more enlightening.)

You know what, Harvey!? Teachers were actually in front of their classes,
talking!! And the students were actually listening!! Even raising their
hands to answer questions. I've not seen such a blatant attempt at
ethnocentrism since our last flag salute at school...about two months ago.

Teachers talking, students listening, actually doing homework, four years of
math required. And the absurdity to suggest the kids were learning better.
This must be a papal plot to weaken the American child!!

I'm speechless (which will allow for real discovery tomorrow in room 232.)

; )

Dan Hart
LAUSD "Where real reform means cutting the school year down to 163 days and
maintaining the Sex Equity Commission"

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