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  •  Really, this is no different than creationism (0+ / 0-)

    or climate deniers. There is considerable scientific knowledge amassed about the process of learning. Teachers have both been exposed to that knowledge in education courses, and have thousands of hours of empirical data acquired while teaching.

    People like Gates, and those who agree with him, rarely have any knowledge about teaching and learning, but they've been to school, or they have a kid, so they're experts. The few who think like Gates and do have some knowledge about education tend to overlook that knowledge in favor of political ideologies and worse - many not unlike Scott Walker.

    We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. - John F Kennedy

    by badger on Mon Feb 28, 2011 at 10:37:53 AM PST

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