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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 08:34 PM   #71
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Breakfast program funding increase on the menu this fall - Nova Scotia - CBC News

Another very smart move here in NS.
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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 09:41 PM   #72
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This guy is doing some interesting research on the value of education:
Education's Selfish and Social Returns, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

A major problem is measuring what higher education accomplishes is that the people who get post secondary degrees are not a random sample. A lot of the value derives from a potentially escalating game of "signalling" whereby more resources are being put into being seen as having the right credentials, not in actually having more and more useful skills. A complex area of research.

The slideshow he offers at the link is a bit technical (in language, not math). You have been warned about clicking through.
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 12:43 AM   #73
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 07:03 AM   #74
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I see you more as a Summarian rastafarian, with a wife named Marion, and the two of you educate the masses with your clay tablets.
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 11:51 AM   #75
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I see you more as a Summarian rastafarian, with a wife named Marion, and the two of you educate the masses with your clay tablets.

So, Larry an' me were remarking about what a clever rhymin' Simon you turned out to be.
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 12:22 PM   #76
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Well, this thread has certainly been educating...
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 01:45 PM   #77
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 02:29 PM   #78
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A fine idea for a thread, Steve. I have been a teacher, in one capacity or the next, at various age/grade levels, for 40 years. I still agree with Einstein. Paix, mon ami.
I agree with this completely. Education is about training the mind how to think. Sure some facts and figures have to go along with the the program, but training the mind to think is the most important thing.

Just like a potential athlete is taught all the techniques of a given sport but if they fail to be able to perform them they will not go very far in their respective sport in competition. But that does not mean they do not have something to teach others who just by genetics have greater physical capabilities than they they do. The teachers by their physical failures can still teach those with greater genetic abilities to use their mind to overcome matter. Most likely their physical limitations developed their mental strength to try to still become competitive.
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But telling students that "man is responsible for climate change" or "the life of a starfish i as important as that of a human" or "Christopher Columbus was an oppressive white racist" do not leave room to think--only for some to to react.

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I agree with this completely. Education is about training the mind how to think. Sure some facts and figures have to go along with the the program, but training the mind to think is the most important thing.
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What do science classrooms teach these days about gender? This is a hot button topic at the moment. Science obviously has it down pretty simply with biology but that is not what the media is telling us these days.
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