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  •  So True. And the experts are never consulted. (2+ / 0-)
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    ranton, JerryNA

    No one has any incentive to ask the teachers in an honest and open forum without transmitting an "expected" answer by a boss who is evaluating you, "How do you think that will work?"

     No academician ever made his bread by asking the teachers. They make Phd by committing, over and over again, a social science, which Mark Twain asserted was a crime. ("Never commit a social science")

    There is very little that "data" can tell us about classroom learning. Teachers can tell you anything you want to know, if asked.  Student learning in a classroom is so multi-variate, and the variables are interlocked and fluid that as soon as a sentient human being catches on to what "the method" is, they will figure out a way around it. So with testing. Its a scam. Only human teachers can supply the variation, the entertainment, the excitement of being with others, the necessary spark to make learning of value. Anything else is not education; it is merely training.

    And THAT is why they are striving  to end classroom education: it is an unmeasurable system. They are straining to make all education "online" remote and mechanistic, because THAT they will be able to measure, they think. Good luck with that.

    Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

    by OregonOak on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 02:38:24 PM PDT

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