Re: Fw: Thank you--and more GOOD NEWS for the GOOD
- To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Fw: Thank you--and more GOOD NEWS for the GOOD
- From: "Art Burke" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 11:49:19 -0700
I know reading such a complicated statement is hard for you, but I
didn't say the system was failing 30 percent of the kids. Bussard's
discussants did. Have a long talk with them about Arkansas and MIT,
throw in Sweden while you're at it.
>>> Victor.Steinbok@verizon.net 05/01/03 10:41AM >>>
At 10:07 AM -0700 01.05.03, Art Burke wrote:
>If failing 30 percent of the kids is not a crisis, then what is?
Failing whom and by what measure? There are no "failing schools" in
Arkansas, but by most measures they are worse off than at least 48
other states. Are they in a crisis?
There are tests given in classes at MIT where the average score for
the entire class is 9 out of 100. Still, people walk away with As
from the class and become successful engineers. Would you say,
looking at those test results, that MIT is in a crisis?
If there is a crisis, it is the spurious, presumptive statements such
as yours that are responsible for it.
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