Education and politics

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Thu, 12-05-2013 - 7:45am

http://dianeravitch.net/2013/12/03/my-view-of-the-pisa-scores/

I always find it interesting the continued attention to other countries the United States compares itself to, Perhaps that's the root of the problem after all.  This author makes a lot of outstanding points. 

Thoughts? 

 

 

 

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Fri, 12-06-2013 - 7:12am

jamblessedthree wrote:
He also calls poverty man made, injustice goes away when we stop excusing poverty away.

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Fri, 12-06-2013 - 7:13am
So you think poverty is done kind of "excuse" that people offer, Jamblessed? Is that it?
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Fri, 12-06-2013 - 7:25am

bordwithyou wrote:
So you think poverty is done kind of "excuse" that people offer, Jamblessed? Is that it?

It's an attitude, yes.  I come from an educated home but very different in the sense that we never placed ourselves above single parent homes or homes that had less, And that was learned.   That's probably why my father never lived according to hard numbers or statistics either, the guy even taught the course but he was intelligent enough to know that real lives aren't dictated by that.  

 

 

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Fri, 12-06-2013 - 7:25am

just_another_marla wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>He also calls poverty man made, injustice goes away when we stop excusing poverty away.</blockquote></p><p><img src="http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130914051029/degrassi/images/e/e4/I-dont-want-to-live-on-this-planet-anymore-11372-1920x1200.jpg" width="1920" height="1200" /></p>

Then don't.  

 

 

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Fri, 12-06-2013 - 7:26am
Poverty is NOT "an attitude."
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Fri, 12-06-2013 - 7:31am
"Then don't." Poverty is not "an attitude," but compassion is. It would be kind of cool if you developed some, Jamblessed, before you start practicing social work.
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Fri, 12-06-2013 - 7:44am

Lifting up a quote by Nelson Mandela - and - garbage quotes in the same thread there, bord? Seriously? I thought the cartoon was a joke, You don't, Oh my.

 

 

 

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Fri, 12-06-2013 - 7:57am

just_another_marla wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>Poverty is a home problem, </blockquote></p><p>I disagree. I think that poverty is a social problem, not the problem of the individual.</p>

I agree .. in two ways.  Society is often a contributing factor to poverty, and poverty has a negative effect on society.

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Fri, 12-06-2013 - 8:02am

So back to the op, standard test scores matter?  Is the most able bodied individual the college student that ranked/s highest in his class?  There are bright students across the spectrum, probably not.  Nor is an international scale the way to look at education, IMO. 

 


 


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Fri, 12-06-2013 - 8:03am

The cartoon isn't a joke. It's social commentary. Just like the Mandela quotation.

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