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Common Core Teachers Taught to Praise Wrong Answers Like ’3 x 4 was 11’

red-dot-in-a-blue-state Wrote: Aug 19, 2013 1:15 PM
I failed a whole year of 8th grade algebra. The teacher cackled & sneered as she called me a failure - because that's exactly what I was. When I repeated it in the 9th grade I averaged 102%. Years later in college I got a math tutoring scholarship, and graduated with a economics major & statistics minor. Failure & shame turned into willpower & determination. I'm not especially smart or different from other people - I just learned a hard life lesson at an early age. I don't see how allowing failures to actually fail hurts students.
Darby O'Gill Wrote: Aug 19, 2013 2:14 PM
red...it's all about the Teachers....failing students make teachers look bad...ergo...no more failing students.
JarheadRVN70 Wrote: Aug 19, 2013 1:27 PM
Today it is all bout feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelings!