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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post

    Both income and grades are based on effort, intelligence, conforming to the "leader" desires and timeliness of completion.
    Bricks and airplanes are both designed with function in mind. Both bricks and airplanes serve a purpose in society. Bricks and airplanes are compatible using your logic.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Except it has nothing to do with inconsistencies in belief. It looks at two dissimilar things. Saying that two dissimilar things are dissimilar and should be treated as such is not some form of hypocrisy.
    I do not call it hypocrisy, I call it inconsistent.
    The blog linked calls it hypocrisy but that does not conform to the definition.

    Both are based on an input of work, intelligence, among other, very similar and correlative things.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I do not call it hypocrisy, I call it inconsistent.
    The blog linked calls it hypocrisy but that does not conform to the definition.

    Both are based on an input of work, intelligence, among other, very similar and correlative things.
    It is not inconsistent to say that different things should be treated differently.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Bricks and airplanes are both designed with function in mind. Both bricks and airplanes serve a purpose in society. Bricks and airplanes are compatible using your logic.
    My comparison is not based on incredibly loose connections but on incredibly similar connections.

    By your standards, no one could ever compare anything.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    They are not non comparable.

    Both income and grades are based on effort, intelligence, conforming to the "leader" desires and timeliness of completion.

    A trap is about trapping people, this was clearly designed to be blatant about "Progressiveness" of "things."
    If it were designed to be a "trap" you and all the others, wouldn't have seen through it so easily.
    I'm much more clever than that.

    I wanted to see how people reacted and thought when they recognized that by "Progressive" I was also implicitly alluding to taxation.
    I want to challenge what you think, not trap you.
    You are using the word "progressive" in non-comparable ways. Income is not necessarily based on effort, either. Sometimes it's based on choice and situation. Income is not necessarily based on intelligence. Sometimes it is based on luck and situation. Grades do not necessarily have an impact on sucess. Your thread is so full of inconsistencies and inaccurate analogies, I could drive a truck through it. You wanted to make a point. You don't like progressive tax. OK. We get that. That's what you want to talk about, so go ahead. Don't play these kinds of games.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Gotta tell you. For a while I've been reading these threads on taxes and I have been leaning towards a flat tax. Reading this thread has made me rethink that and realize that progressive taxation may make more sense.
    A flat tax system would have absolutely devastating ripple effects that would last for many years. A slow gradual changeover over a quite long time, or starting from scratch with one might work(though not well), but changing to one now would be a huge mistake.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    My comparison is not based on incredibly loose connections but on incredibly similar connections.

    By your standards, no one could ever compare anything.
    No, by your comparison, a lotto winner is smart and worked hard.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No, by your comparison, a lotto winner is smart and worked hard.
    Part of my point in post #95.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    You are using the word "progressive" in non-comparable ways. Income is not necessarily based on effort, either. Sometimes it's based on choice and situation. Income is not necessarily based on intelligence. Sometimes it is based on luck and situation. Grades do not necessarily have an impact on sucess. Your thread is so full of inconsistencies and inaccurate analogies, I could drive a truck through it. You wanted to make a point. You don't like progressive tax. OK. We get that. That's what you want to talk about, so go ahead. Don't play these kinds of games.
    Taxing income and grades progressively is the same effect, yes it is comparable.
    Take from the highest, to "boost" the lowest.

    Grades are not necessarily based on effort, sometimes it's choice and situation (see. Cheating), sometimes it's based on luck and situation, (see. parental involvement in education and facility standards).
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    No, because universities and employers would not consider those grades legitimate. Just like a degree from Harvard is more impressive than a degree from Liberty University.
    then we would have to make them. the solution to the failure of redistributionist policies is coercion.

    What we should do is move to a more online-centric education system, where students can work at their own pace and they don't progress until they've mastered the material. Then it wouldn't be a question of whether a student did A-quality work or C-quality work on an individual unit...it would be how long it took them to earn an A on that unit.
    so you want to reform education on the backs of the internet-deprived?


    Quote Originally Posted by redress
    Except it has nothing to do with inconsistencies in belief. It looks at two dissimilar things. Saying that two dissimilar things are dissimilar and should be treated as such is not some form of hypocrisy.
    redress apparently supports a system that unfairly disadvantages poor urban minority children.


    redress, why do you hate black people?

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