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Zero-tolerance stupidity at school
USA Today, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

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Posted By:Judy W., 12/30/2013 5:25:50 PM

Last week, the Wall Street Journal´s Alison Gopnikreported on research from professors Jacqueline Wooley at the University of Texas and Paul Harris at Harvard that showed a surprising degree of sophistication among preschool kids. Apparently, though they spend a lot of time in fantasy pursuits, they´re actually quite good at distinguishing fantasy from reality: Children understand the difference. (Snip) On reading that, my first thought was that these kids are actually a lot better at distinguishing between fantasy and reality than the teachers and administrators in the schools that they attend.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ersatzluci, 12/30/2013 6:19:58 PM     (No. 9673352)

The money quote:

"It´s already well-established that education majors have the lowest test scores of any college major, ..."

Stupid is as stupid does. - Forrest Gump.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fishermanswife, 12/30/2013 6:28:09 PM     (No. 9673360)

When I was attending Penn State in the ´60´s, one of my sorority sisters was an education major. She was going to teach other people´s children in the future.

She could not find India on a map of the globe.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno, 12/30/2013 6:47:57 PM     (No. 9673378)

Zero-tolerance for Common Sense.
Logic, Reason, Common Sense and Manners were lined up, assassinated, tossed out the court room window and replaced with Political Correctness a long time ago.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bgarrett, 12/30/2013 8:55:32 PM     (No. 9673508)

Is this article going to be in the print version for the public?

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