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Jul082012

BFTP: And who needs tech skills?

whoneedsskills.jpgA weekend Blue Skunk "feature" will be a revision of an old post. I'm calling this BFTP: Blast from the Past. Original post September 4, 2007.

The 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 with 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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