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The issues are not with Common Core. They are with the materials being developed to implement the Common Core. Given the state of the education system and textbook writers and publishers, these same problems would be present in any standards system. Even the math issue is overstated. The idea is that the process is more important than the final answer. 2 + 2 cannot equal 7 because there is no valid process that would support it. The AP Calculus test is grades this way. The steps to a final answer may be given six out of seven points with only one point being given for the correct answer (meaning that one could still get 6/7 for a wrong answer). But if the steps are correct, an incorrect final answer would indicate carelessness, not ignorance. In practice, you can't get 7 without an error in your process. But the idea that the process is more important than the answer is sound.
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Does It Feel Good -- or Do Good?

RightTeacher1 Wrote: Oct 22, 2013 9:02 AM
Financing Obamacare (and much of the left's agenda) is exactly analogous to providing for an adult child who should be taking care of himself because it feels good to do so. What is needed (in both cases) is discipline.
People have a tendency to project their own motives and prejudices on others. If they like Obama because he is black, and other people hate Obama, they must hate him because he is black. And, they have redefine racism as something that can only be done by a race in power to an oppressed race, never the other way around. So while Republicans keep reaching for the thesaurus searching for PC words, the liberals keep rewriting the dictionary to suit their purposes.
Wall Street was doing fine, thank you, until the government started meddling and then caused the housing market to collapse. In any case NONE of the proposed regulations would have prevented the recession and fear of these regulations are PREVENTING recovery,
OleUncleJoe . . . I love your multi-piece post so much I had to edit it back to shape and email it to a few friends. You are missing a key piece (or maybe I missed it). Where did those toxic assets come from? From the LIBERAL policy of pressuring lenders to lend to poorer people who could not afford to buy a house. Sure it allowed these people to enjoy the America Dream of home ownership who would not have been able to, . . . until the interest rates started to rise and they couldn't afford the payments on their mortgages any more. How many people think (raise your hands, now) that any self-serving, greedy bank would lend money to people who can't afford to make the payments unless someone is pressuring them to . . . .
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Science Demands Big Government!

RightTeacher1 Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 10:01 AM
Where, Does it have to be one or the other?
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Science Demands Big Government!

RightTeacher1 Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 9:58 AM
i, it is a theory just like gravity is a theory. Calling it a theory does not make it false. There is very little in science that can be called a fact. Newtonian ideas were "facts" until Einstein came along.
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Science Demands Big Government!

RightTeacher1 Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 9:55 AM
Pastorial, I an not a rich, urban or social. I do not know what a leitist is. Is it someone who uses capital letters? I am certainly not a ruse. Neither do I attack the people instead of their ideas.
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Science Demands Big Government!

RightTeacher1 Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 9:52 AM
It is not a distortion to say that the left is using Leibeman's point (exactly as you have quoted it) to try to mandate what ought to be people's choice. What surprises me is that people who want to make sugar illegal want to make pot legal.
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Science Demands Big Government!

RightTeacher1 Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 9:49 AM
I don't know about you, but the leftists I deal with in my work believe precisely that economic classes explain human behavior.
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