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Banning the D 

The New York Times is going to have to start a whole new section just for coverage of stories on all things Grade related. Perhaps if we consolidated them we could reach a critical mass of absurdity. Previously, you will recall, we had the Law School Shuffle. Now it's the High School Two Step:

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Education and the Rigorous Tying Up of Milk  ☆

It always surprises me when people seem to get away with the argument that we need better education in order to maintain our national primacy. Tired nationalism keeps on kicking. And yet, isn't it interesting how compelling it is in its apparent simplicity? Even as we become sensitive to the atrocities of Empire, the notion …

Posted 89 months ago by

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Philosophy in Bed 

Like the juvenile that knows that adding "...in bed" to the end of every sentence will likely be funny, provocative, or at least get a rise, doing Philosophy of Education often amounts to adding "...in the classroom" to the end of concepts. Spinoza as educator.... It at least matches, like the bedroom, education's pervasive yet …

Posted 89 months ago by

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Zeno and the Art of Archery  ☆

Following up on the one about the bear, here's another joke having to do with education: A duke was hunting in the forest with his coterie of men-at-arms and servants, when he came across a tree with an arrow protruding, dead center, from a target painted on it. Marveling at the nice shot, they ride …

Posted 90 months ago by

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“Race from the Bottom” 

Question: What do you get when you combine "No Child Left Behind" with "Race to the Top"? Answer: A "Race from the Bottom"? Perhaps. But if so, one in which the bottom itself must drop away. Imagine the scene in the movies where the bridge crumbles behind the heels of our racing hero. Otherwise s/he …

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