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Teaparty emails:

A couple of weeks ago you posted on Time for Kids’ shameless exploitation of polar bears, and my daughter’s homework.

As a result, a number of Blair Nation readers have stopped by and inquired about her grade. I think they might be pleasantly surprised.

Further details (from Mrs Teaparty) here.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/25/2007 at 09:32 AM
    1. Related encouraging news.

      Posted by C.L. on 2007 03 25 at 09:41 AM • permalink


    1. Excellent news. Well done to your daughter, Teaparty.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 03 25 at 10:06 AM • permalink


    1. As many issues as I have with our teachers and educational system, I think it’s safe to say that the vast majority of teachers are still willing to teach kids critical thinking skills, even if the party line gets trashed in the process.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 03 25 at 10:09 AM • permalink


    1. Oh, yes, and very well done, GD3!

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 03 25 at 10:09 AM • permalink


    1. well done – it’s heartening to see a kid keeping the bastards honest

      ot – mohammed’s excellent adventures continue…

      Posted by KK on 2007 03 25 at 10:17 AM • permalink


    1. # 3 The vast majority? Any kind of information to back that up?

      The vast majority of teachers in Australia seem to be completely passive about the ideological fads and fashions that are propagated through the public schools.

      Posted by Rafe on 2007 03 25 at 10:19 AM • permalink


    1. #6, the teachers in the school my grandchildren attend.  I have to give them props (grudgingly, I admit) for doing the best they can to teach these kids to observe and weigh the evidence for themselves, not merely to hand them “received wisdom”.  On the other hand, I dealt with school teachers on the master’s degree track at a university for 13 years, and that’s where I learned my cynicism and dislike of those in the profession.  Call it a personal prejudice, but believe me, I wasn’t the only one.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 03 25 at 10:25 AM • permalink


    1. Excellent news!  Congratulations to you, GD3!  Keep up the good work, not to mention your chin… assured, not all teachers will be so reasonable.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 03 25 at 11:24 AM • permalink


    1. Anyone outside the Education Establishment who has taught Education grad students (masters’ and EdD candidates) will at least occasionally despair not at their willingness or abilities so much as their personal uncritical acceptance of whatever bilge is currently being pushed by the Establishment.  I taught research stats (thru multiple regression) a few times to such students (age 22 or so into their 40s) and found the eager to learn stat, usually, but relatively unwilling to believe stat that rejected what they believed.

      I still have *some* hopes, since the MPA program I currently teach in has more than a few teachers in it who prefer getting that kind of degree to that which they could get from our college of education.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2007 03 25 at 03:27 PM • permalink


    1. Good work GD#3!

      Never, ever, let them win.  If you have to take a ‘F’ for the truth, then you still have your honour intact.

      And that is more precious than any grade.

      Posted by Apparatchik on 2007 03 26 at 02:09 AM • permalink


    1. Well done GD#3!

      And as others have already said, never let the idjits wear you down!

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 03 26 at 03:17 AM • permalink


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