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George Wilkerson
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DELAYED RESULTS
Some time back when I was still teaching mostly 'live' classes, I referred to the back corner of the classroom as the Student Bermuda Triangle . I warned students not to sit there because many who did had a habit of disappearing in the middle of the semeste...
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LAB RATS AND CRAP SHOOTS My friend the stand-up comic tells me that even the best comedians
can't accurately predict an audience's reaction to their routine. Of
course, comedians who become well-known are more likely to have success
(i.e. get laughs) bec...
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From the President
So...I'm a registered Democrat and, therefore, I get these clever e-mails boasting about this or that or condemning that or this. Often they're signed by the President or his wife or the Vice-President, though we all know they may not have even read them. A...
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SOME PROOF OF THE FAILURE OF AMERICA'S PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM Here's where it really gets embarassing. Forget about the test scores and the failure and success rates. Just listen to our elected representatives, most of whom feel obliged to 'dumb down' thei...
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JEB BUSH IS RUNNING AND EDUCATION WON'T BE LEFT BEHIND I had a friend, a British fellow I met when I was at Syracuse  University getting my Masters, who was astonished upon learning how we run our education system. School Boards had him flummoxed. "It's a b...
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ADJUNCTIVITIS A few years ago, the larger department stores (Sears, JC Penney's, Montgomery-Ward) in a major cost-cutting effort, decreased the number of full-time employees and replaced them with part-timers. In addition to being able to pay them less, the...
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FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE? In 1959 I took the State University of New York State
college entrance exam and checked off three schools where my scores
would be sent. I was accepted at the third one , although I had never heard of it (SUNY at Geneseo).
But tui...
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COMMON CORE (The Latest 'Thing') OK,  let's look at the bottom line, for that's where much of the problem comes from.  There's really no agreement on
what the student we want should be like. This is where the implications
of movements like the Common Core...
Miserable Uncertainty
Miserable Uncertainty
miserableuncertainty.blogspot.com
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FACTORS IN THE TEACHING/LEARNING CONUNDRUM Before I go any further here, I want to present a framework for my posts. It's very broad and I can't say that there's a specific goal, but my sense of order tells me that something useful might come out of it. I w...
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