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January 18, 2008

More Actual Friends

I recommend:

Kate on culture and the internet and living in Los Angeles. See especially why we need no more adaptations of Jane Austen's Persuasion.

Jerry on turning himself into a high school history teacher. See especially the bad teaching about how to teach.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at January 18, 2008 04:05 PM

Okay, jon, he's a pal of yours. But that's just a bunch of empty bitching about 'horrible' teaching. I agree that there are horrible teachers out there (also horrible presidents, horrible gamblers, horrible flight attendants). But there's nothing but steam venting there. No examples, no analysis, just noise. left a note to that effect, but it's a 'moderated' site, so we'll never know.
There is one thing about USer Schools that should be consciously understood by any adult venturing into them: The ONLY purpose of USer Schools is, retroactively to provide the evidences needed to support decisions made about children years before they ever enter a classroom, even before they were born.

Posted by: konopelli/wgg at January 18, 2008 05:54 PM