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  •  We are singing from.... (0+ / 0-)

    the same hymnal.  Somebody sent me one of those e-mails of an 8th grade one-room school house test from 1916.  The questions were so well structured and required careful thought and reasoning as well as recall.  The 8th graders I taught would all fail it because our "curriculum" wasn't nearly as rigorous.

    I also had an 8th grader transfer in from Guam.  He told me that the science I was teaching he had in the 6th grade there.  

    ...and it's getting worse.

    "Have a beginner's mind at all times, for a beginner knows nothing and learns all while a sophisticate knows all and learns nothing." - Suzuki

    by dolfin66 on Fri Sep 17, 2010 at 11:30:37 AM PDT

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