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Re: meaningful standards (2nd try)
Posted: Jun 2, 1995 11:26 PM
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Scott Powell wrote:
>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.


It was Bill Buckner's fault that the ball went through Bill Buckner's legs
was my only point. Of course, he may have been in pain and so the pain
contributed to HIS inability to field the ground ball.

When a student does not do his/her homework.....that student is the one who
did not do the homework. Of course, he/she may have been in paid and so the
pain contributed to his/her inability to do the homework.

Oh...and by the way I did forget to mention ....I'm also the kind of guy who
thinks it ludicrous when the manager takes the credit for the team's win when
Buckner hits a slam in the bottom of the ninth for the victory.

PS...had Bill Buckner fielded that ball....the Redsox would have won the
series right then and there as I recall.

Take Care Harvey

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