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    Re: U.S. To Fund Math Education Research in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Any number greater than zero would add to your credibility.
    My sister and wife work currently in the school system K-12. What you deem credible is irrelevant. I do not work in the school system.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    If I had it my way, kids past 8th grade shouldn't even have to go to school - they should be required to meet certain criteria every year and have prerequisites but high school should be treated more like college.

    Kids shouldn't be programmed with a bunch of bull**** political ideas or taught via government/state approved materials. Let them learn on their own. This is the internet era and there is more than enough information online to allow a child to receive a well rounded education.

    I know teachers and teachers unions will hate this idea because it means they will have to go find another job that's not as cushy as their present one but according to them it's all about the kids... If it's all about the kids let them learn - let them learn how they feel comfortable learning.

    If it was done my way some of the best students would get their diplomas at 16 and have 4 year college degrees by 20...

    Of course no one wants that because that would just push the lazy out of the work force.

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    Re: U.S. To Fund Math Education Research in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    My sister and wife work currently in the school system K-12.
    Cool. But what about you?

    What you deem credible is irrelevant. I do not work in the school system.
    Then how can you really understand what goes on in classrooms? You hear their stories no doubt, but how do you really know for yourself what it is like?
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    Re: U.S. To Fund Math Education Research in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Nice red herring and strawman. I see you have some opinions on education; what is your background here?
    It is simply asking you if you apply the same standard to yourself as you demand from others for comment.

    Do you? Or do you, in fact, have opinions on the wars despite having not served in them yourself?

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    Re: U.S. To Fund Math Education Research in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    More of our money, down the toilet.
    A Canadian toilet to boot!

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    Re: U.S. To Fund Math Education Research in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    It is simply asking you if you apply the same standard to yourself as you demand from others for comment.

    Do you? Or do you, in fact, have opinions on the wars despite having not served in them yourself?
    Don't even bother with him man....

    He/She thinks they're Gandhi and know the correct answer for everything despite being the least philosophical.

    What do you expect out of a physicist?

    They deal with what can be proven on paper (in theory) not the world in practice.

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    Re: U.S. To Fund Math Education Research in Canada

    The US has to fund itself first in raising maths standards before funding Canada.

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    Re: U.S. To Fund Math Education Research in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    If it was done my way some of the best students would get their diplomas at 16 and have 4 year college degrees by 20...
    Some already do. You might be surprised by how many dual-credit students there are in college.

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    Re: U.S. To Fund Math Education Research in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    I think you have to go to college to be a plumber, at least here.
    Plumber college? Wow...

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Sure you have to take tests to get into those professions but after that they are almost meaningless.
    Afterwards is irrelevant. That's not the purpose of assessments. Assessments are designed to evaluate competence so certification can be issued for a particular professions and occupations. Always at or near the end of formal education. That's it, period. Most professions then require some type of continuing education to maintain certification including doctors, lawyers, teachers, school administrators, accountants, people who prepare income tax, etc.

    Many vocational occupations also require passing tests to obtain certification including those in the automotive field and locksmiths. They also require continuing education credits to maintain certification.

    Like it or not testing a part of life, especially if your occupation requires it. So why not test in school?

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    There are many things you can do without going to college or university.
    That was the purpose of my post.
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    Re: U.S. To Fund Math Education Research in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    It is simply asking you if you apply the same standard to yourself as you demand from others for comment.

    Do you? Or do you, in fact, have opinions on the wars despite having not served in them yourself?
    Why are you attempting to sidetrack this discussion with your red herrings? If you want to pose that question, do so in another thread. I am not going to take your bait.
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