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  •  by the way, why is the experience of one (7+ / 0-)

    school board member with clearly ZERO math aptitude the basis for what's turning into a national scandal?

    this is hardly a scientific study--it's really a sensationalized anecdote.

    •  I am kind of appalled (0+ / 0-)

      that someone with those credentials did that poorly on it. I don't like the sample questions - I think they're poorly written - but that doesn't mean that an adult working in the education field shouldn't be able to get better than half.

      By contrast, I prefer the California exams. The math is more rigorous, and the wording is much more thoughtful (for the math, not always for the other exams).

      What also appalls me is that some group of people was likely paid hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars - maybe even millions - to write questions like the ones on the sample. They're not well considered. You and I could probably do better in an afternoon. :-)

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 12:32:37 AM PST

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