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Topic: Hart of Darkness
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Michael Paul Goldenberg

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From: Ann Arbor, MI
Registered: 12/3/04
Hart of Darkness
Posted: Sep 2, 1995 5:47 PM
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Well, it just shows that even as I'm enjoying watching the UM Wolverines
make hash out of Illinois, not all is well with the world. Once again, we
are asked to accept overstated extrapolations: citing improved test scores
is tantamount to a claim that test scores are prima facie meaningful;
indeed, we should conclude that test scores are THE MOST meaningful basis
for assessment and that portfolios are pretty worthless; the Standards are
REALLY just about "feeling good," and blah, blah, blah.

Reading another broad attack on the Standards from a familiar quarter is
about as informative and surprising as reading an attack on Bill Clinton's
every thought or deed by Mona Charen (another monolithic thinker from Los

Well, another September is here. Here's a thought:

Outdated math methods belong in the hall,
Unflexible teachers make my skin crawl.
Jaimie Escalante and all the king's men
Won't make time run backwards again.

Michael Paul Goldenberg
University of Michigan 310 E. Cross St.
School of Education 4002 Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259 (313) 482-9585
(313) 747-2244

"Truth is a mobile army of metaphors."
Friedrich Nietzsche

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