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Tuesday
Sep042007

And who exactly needs tech skills? A rant

whoneedsskills.jpgThe lunch speaker at Kiwanis today bashed public education using slide after slide of dubious statistics. Schools don't graduate enough engineers. Too few 8th graders take algebra. Kids need tech skills. Yada, yada, yada.

Oh, he used: 

  • slides that were packed text.
  • slides without pictures or graphs.
  • slides that he read to us.

And who needs tech skills?

I am becoming increasingly frustrated by the today's Cassandras who expect skills of all students we are graduating that they themselves don't have.

Johnson’s Test Fairness Plan: Require no high school tests that the adults who insist on them can’t pass

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Reader Comments (4)

Wow! I could not have said it better myself. Moeover, to serve as examples to students! Linda

September 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Nelson

I couldn't agree more. :-)

September 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJames Keltgen

We all need to rant now and then.

September 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSunny Williams

May all Kiwanis Club members read the following
article taken from Wired Magazine.

Oh, and the following should read it as well:
1. Teachers
2. Students
3. Parents
4. Robots???

But then everyone will need to DO things differently. Yikes!

September 6, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterken rodoff

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