Re: Clueless and Dangerous at the Washington
All Burke posts go straight to trash. The only time I see them is when someone responds to him.
On Aug 15, 2005, at 4:51 PM, James Horn wrote:
I have never responded to a burke post.
For the record, no one on this list serve ever associated reading and math tests with the Holocaust. IS THAT CLEAR?
Once again, in order to fully understand the term "intellectual and emotional genocide," one would have to be intellectually and emotionally capable of understanding the distinction. Killing children's desire and love of learning, labeling them failures based on a stupid test, and crippling their cognitive abilities through the abuse of testing warrants the term.
Lots of people are getting very rich off this system all at the expense of kids and teachers. What would you call this immoral, unethical and destructive policy? Who is it helping and exactly how is it helping anyone?
In a message dated 8/15/2005 6:47:22 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
When faculty and students in "traditional" programs for training
teachers think that NCLB stems from a conspiracy of conservative
politicians and business leaders and associate reading and math tests
with the Holocaust, there is indeed an enromous degree of danger and
cluelessness. But it's not at the Washington Post.
Given the existence of an idealized vision of the community, movements of protest are likely to occur within the political nation when the discrepancy between the image and the reality comes to seem intolerably wide.
-- J.H. Elliott
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