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  •  This^^right here is exactly what's wrong with (10+ / 0-)

    the so-called education system.  That kid really learned a good lesson, didn't he? Getting it right comes second to jumping through the hoops.  We no longer teach kids how to learn, to analyze, to think about how to approach a problem from different perspectives, or even that you can.  The U.S. is turning out far too many functional illiterates who cannot think for themselves.  It's both embarrassing and heartbreaking.  

    And if you're lucky enough to live in republican land, voters will not pay even a penny to pay for up-to-date text books.  They short-sightedly, selfishly refuse to think long term or what will do the community the most good.  But if you ask for money for a new prison, that they consider a good use of funds.  Maddening.

    I sure hope they make as big an example of Rhee's wrong doing as they did over-hyping her the first time around.  

    Thanks teacherken, for bringing this to a wider audience.  As I scrolled through the comments, I had to smile at how many talented people we have here at the kos.

    "In politics stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte

    by citylights on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 11:40:25 PM PDT

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    •  You're right, and this is why it takes a village (6+ / 0-)

      I found the kid at the show, told him I thought his work was the best on display, and asked if I could have the owl to frame and hang in the classroom. He told me all his work had already been spoken for by aunts, uncles and cousins who also admired his work. So he got lessons from more than just one hide bound art teacher.

      "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

      by Orinoco on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 01:00:38 AM PDT

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