Thursday, February 6, 2020

Radical Ideas

Inklings From a Math Person
October 10, 2020
Radical Ideas Dominate American Education

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For children to achieve equal outcomes, they are often treated unequally, a radical idea that Thomas Sowell labels as a "fallacy of fairness." He writes that "equalizing downward, by lowering those at the top," is a radical idea "taught in schools of education." The quest for equivalent results (i.e., equalization) has not worked because "children differ in their ability to learn academic material," explains Charles Murray (Real Education, 2008). 

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Arithmetic in 1st and 2nd grade in 1877 
(Rays New Primary Arithmetic for K-2)
1. How many are 6x6-7? (Lesson71)
2. When 3 lemons were selling for 15 cents, John gave 1 lemon and 5 cents in money for a book: What was the value of the book. (Lesson 75)