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    Mostel26, TexMex

    blamed on the teachers, and used as an excuse to attack the union.

    Don't you love it when a plan comes together?

    In about 10-20 years, when all these kids not getting an education now move into the work force, and are not able to perform complex jobs, the U.S. will become an educational ghetto. Just what the oligarchy wants.

    The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

    by Turn Left on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 06:36:06 PM PDT

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      RiveroftheWest

      These kids have been surfacing in higher education for the past 7 to 10 years. Totally focused on the test. Oblivious to learning for learning's sake. Curious only about whether it will be on the test.

      I taught at a major land grant business school for 20+ years. I saw the subtle change in student attitudes. I retired (early) 2 years ago to try to make a difference some other way.

      That future nightmare is already here.

      Maturity: Doing what you know is right - even though you were told to do it

      by grapes on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 05:32:41 PM PDT

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