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I'm not sure about math and sciences, but he is 100% correct about foreign languages.
Posted by Craig on 05:36:00 AM in Education
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About math: Yes and no. In my college course, if students don't practice every day, that's their fault. Every day I teach them something they should practice, and I always tell them, "You may understand it now, but you need to do it on your own before you can be sure you've really learned it."
But I will say that some of the things we teach them in college algebra don't really seem to be the best use of their time. There are so many interesting and/or useful topics we could cover instead.
A Math Teacher |
November 29, 2011 at 07:07 AM
If there were only a government program that targeted education, I'm sure they would figure this kind of stuff out.
eric falkenstein |
November 29, 2011 at 11:47 AM
So-called "targeted" government programs have a poor record at figuring anything out. The actual "figuring out of stuff" is accomplished by various research organizations, such as research universities and national laboratories. The government would do well to fund such research organizations that have a reputable track record of research accomplishments, reported in reputable peer-reviewed journals (NOT the BS "science" of global warmalism and the like).
"Government" is essentially a vast collective of bureaucrats whose talents are stretched to the limits in deciding which organizations are worthy of funding. They couldn't "figure" their way out of a paper bag, let alone a plastic one.
November 29, 2011 at 09:38 PM
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