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Sat Jul 7, 2012, 05:24 AM

 

education deform in ireland

this is a short speech by a teacher of the year, very heartfelt.

it sounds like ireland is implementing the same education deform we are, as is the uk. and using the same tactics, e.g. teacher-bashing.

what a coincidence that everyone is doing the same thing.

speech starts around 2"

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HiPointDem Jul 2012 OP
Smarmie Doofus Jul 2012 #1
mbperrin Jul 2012 #2
Reader Rabbit Jul 2012 #3
eppur_se_muova Jul 2012 #4
TBF Jul 2012 #5

Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 08:13 AM

1. Rec. Why don't they look to Finland? Why, on Earth, would they want to....

 

... model their PS system on US-style ed "reform"?

Aside from the obviou$ rea$on$, that is.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 10:16 AM

2. Ye$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$,

that's why.

Fuckers.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 11:53 AM

3. Got it in one.

The Finnish system treats teachers as professionals and empowers them. It doesn't allow for profit-mongering from private industry.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 12:43 PM

4. Sad ... "In Code" led me to believe the Irish educational system was better ...

than ours. Irish students are allowed to spend a year out of school, which most of them choosed to spend interning in business -- this young lady spent her year doing mathematics related to Internet security.

A good read for students with an interest in math -- particularly young women: http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780761123842-22

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sun Jul 8, 2012, 10:28 AM

5. Pearson PLC is cleaning up -

Texas has paid these folks over $1.2B (yes, BILLION) since 2000 on testing. Yup.

http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/investigations/staars-price-tag-90-million-this-year
http://www.pearson.com/

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