Skip to main content

View Diary: Paying school teachers $125,000 / year? (99 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  well, okay. (0+ / 0-)

    i seek balance. criterion-referenced tests are not the be-all and end-all in judging the success of the system, but i do believe they have a place, a relevance.

    we could play an odd version of wittgenstein's definition game, in which i try to assert some basic fact as a sine qua non, and you try to find some example of an instance in which it's okay for a student to receive a high school diploma without having that basic fact, but really i've no enthusiasm for it. (uh ... okay, nobody should be able graduate high school without knowing that the symbols "the" correspond to the word "the". etc.)

    and i am sorry if "vile" seemed perhaps a harsh criticism, but indeed, it is my opinion that even a person who is ignorant, stupid, foolish, clumsy, ugly, and irritating is a "human being", and deserving of proper consideration as such by those who are fortunate enough to be informed, clever, wise, deft, lovely, and/or charming. indeed, it is this core belief that to my mind distinguishes the progressive from most other folks. so to be accused of believing something otherwise is to be denied my most fundamental humanist value.

    I am further of the opinion that the President must be impeached and removed from office!

    by UntimelyRippd on Sat Mar 08, 2008 at 11:36:00 AM PST

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site