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Kristine and Me

The folks leading education in the U.S. today are corporatists who believe in quarterly reports, bottom line and accountability to pre-set standards.  But teaching is a funny profession.   Anyone who has spent a couple of years in a classroom with kids knows that instantaneous indicators of achievement like standardized test scores don’t mean much in the long term development of a student’s intellect.  As a former high school physics and chemistry teacher, I am more interested in indicators that hold up over time.  For a true-life example that just happened over the past 3 days, click  here to see what my student from the class of 1965 is still inquiring about.