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David Scott Powell

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Re: meaningful standards (2nd try)
Posted: Jun 2, 1995 6:41 PM
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sorry, I have been making all sorts of wrong moves today.

But I'm the kind of guy who
>thinks it quite ludicrous when a GOOD manager takes the blame for the team's
>loss when Bill Buckner lets the ground ball go through HIS legs to lose the
>baseball game!
>Harvey Becker

So it was Bill Buckners fault that the Red Sox lost the series? It seems
to me that it was not the last game of the series and the Red Sox could
have still won the series the next day(how many people would remember that
play then?). There were far more discisions made by the manager that
series than errors by Bill Buckner that yes the manager does get some of
the blame. Going back to your analogy, did Bill Buckner make the errror
because he didn't practice or he watched too much tv? In fact Bill Buckner
was playing a lot of that season in extreme pain from bad legs and he was
one of the reasons they made it to the world series. Didn't the manager
get credit for getting them to the series that year?(manager of the year?)
Why shouldn't he be given the blame(or part of it) for losing the world

Harv I think this analogy is kinda off. Why do people want to compare
education to sports? It is a dangerous comparison because it leads to
people thinking that being able to do math is like having athletic ability.
You have probably heard people say "I never good at math" like you would
say "I was never good at playing golf". It leads people to think of
understanding math as some inherited talent.

Just some thoughts.


Scott Powell
1776 University Ave.
University Lab School
Honolulu, Hi, 96822

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