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posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 08:54 PM
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Here are two mutiple choice questions about the state of eduction in the USA:




Analogy Test

Multiple Choice

High-stakes standardized testing is to learning as:
a. Memorizing a flight manual is to flying
b. Watching Hawaii Five-0 is to doing police work
c. Exchanging marriage vows is to a successful marriage
d. Reading Gray’s Anatomy is to practicing surgery
e. Singing the national anthem is to good citizenship
f. All of the above

The typical American classroom has as much to offer an inquiring mind as does:
a. A vacant lot
b. A mall
c. A street corner
d. The city dump
e. The custodian’s closet
f. none of the above


The questions come from this article about eduction:

SOURCE

written by a well-known Modern American Revolutionary.

I challenge you to read the article with an open mind. I just want you to think about the possibiities from an unconventional source.

I just want to see what happens. I won't be watching this thread or responsing to individual replies. I'm going out for a few hours (whoo-hoo) and will check back in later.
edit on 20-2-2014 by FyreByrd because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 09:02 PM
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Well I think "f" is correct for both but only when you switch both "f"s

*corrected* .....



Multiple Choice

High-stakes standardized testing is to learning as:
a. Memorizing a flight manual is to flying
b. Watching Hawaii Five-0 is to doing police work
c. Exchanging marriage vows is to a successful marriage
d. Reading Gray’s Anatomy is to practicing surgery
e. Singing the national anthem is to good citizenship
f. All of the above none of the above

The typical American classroom has as much to offer an inquiring mind as does:
a. A vacant lot
b. A mall
c. A street corner
d. The city dump
e. The custodian’s closet
f. none of the above All of the above




posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 09:34 PM
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Who woulda thunk an article by Bill Ayers could make so much sense.


In our capitalist society, we are insistently encouraged to think of education as a product like a car or a refrigerator, a box of bolts or a screwdriver - something bought and sold in the marketplace like any other commodity. The controlling metaphor is that the schoolhouse is a business run by a CEO: the teachers are the workers, and the students are the raw material bumping along the assembly line, getting information stuffed into their little upturned heads.

Within this model, it’s easy to believe that downsizing the least productive “units” and privatizing a space that was once public is perfectly natural. It’s also easy to think that teaching toward a simple standardized measurement and relentlessly applying state-administered (but privately developed and quite profitable) tests to determine the “outcomes” are a rational proxy for learning.

It’s easy to think that “zero tolerance” for student misbehavior is a sane stand-in for child development or justice. And it’s easy to think that centrally controlled “standards” for curriculum and teaching are commonsensical, and that “accountability” - that is, a range of sanctions on students, teachers, and schools (but never on lawmakers, foundations, corporations, or high officials) is logical and level-headed.

Truth Out.org

Unfortunately, folks on the left are supporting many of the same policies Ayers is criticizing in the article. Its not a problem with just capitalism, its an issue of government using the schools to condition children to be obedient to the government regardless of whether that government is capitalist or socialist.



posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 11:12 PM
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xuenchen
Well I think "f" is correct for both but only when you switch both "f"s

*corrected* .....



Multiple Choice

High-stakes standardized testing is to learning as:
a. Memorizing a flight manual is to flying
b. Watching Hawaii Five-0 is to doing police work
c. Exchanging marriage vows is to a successful marriage
d. Reading Gray’s Anatomy is to practicing surgery
e. Singing the national anthem is to good citizenship
f. All of the above none of the above

The typical American classroom has as much to offer an inquiring mind as does:
a. A vacant lot
b. A mall
c. A street corner
d. The city dump
e. The custodian’s closet
f. none of the above All of the above



Perfect.



posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 11:25 PM
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FyreByrd
Here are two mutiple choice questions about the state of eduction in the USA:




Analogy Test

Multiple Choice

High-stakes standardized testing is to learning as:
a. Memorizing a flight manual is to flying
b. Watching Hawaii Five-0 is to doing police work
c. Exchanging marriage vows is to a successful marriage
d. Reading Gray’s Anatomy is to practicing surgery
e. Singing the national anthem is to good citizenship
f. All of the above

The typical American classroom has as much to offer an inquiring mind as does:
a. A vacant lot
b. A mall
c. A street corner
d. The city dump
e. The custodian’s closet
f. none of the above


The questions come from this article about eduction:

SOURCE

written by a well-known Modern American Revolutionary.

I challenge you to read the article with an open mind. I just want you to think about the possibiities from an unconventional source.

I just want to see what happens. I won't be watching this thread or responsing to individual replies. I'm going out for a few hours (whoo-hoo) and will check back in later.
edit on 20-2-2014 by FyreByrd because: (no reason given)


Did you mean a well known American terrorist?

I challenge you to think for yourself and stop with these ridiculous threads.



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