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Bill to incentivize year-round school, blended learning clears committee

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 28, 2013 4:24 p.m.

    Your comment was brilliant, and aligned with my post. It exceeded my expectations.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Feb. 28, 2013 12:29 p.m.

    @worf

    "...This jargon improves education?...".

    Who knows?

    Yet, your question reminds me of the following fractured fairy tale...

    A guy is in a hot-air (pun intended) balloon.

    He is lost.

    He directs the balloon near the ground where he spots what he thinks is a person who might help him find some hot-air (pun intended...again) as well as improve his ability to know where he currently finds himself...for starters.

    He opens with..."Where am I"?

    The person on the ground launches into an explanation...

    "Your current position can be improved by utilizing:

    * student-centered learning
    * incentivize schools
    * outcomes based innovations
    * data-driven instruction
    * competency-based education
    * blended learning
    * better aligned
    * empowered to develop strategies
    * micromanage
    * dual immersion learning".

    The guy in the balloon says, "Great, but where am I"?

    The person on the ground replies..."Hold on...I'll check with the committee...and then get back to you...

    Did the person on the ground ever get back to the guy in the balloon?

    Who knows?

    However, we all know that the guy in the balloon did receive an amazing quanity of hot-air...

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 28, 2013 8:46 a.m.

    Could someone define:

    * student-centered learning
    * incentivize schools
    * outcomes based innovations
    * data-driven instruction
    * competency-based education
    * blended learning
    * better aligned
    * empowered to develop strategies
    * micromanage
    * dual immersion learning

    This jargon improves education?

  • jotab Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 27, 2013 12:45 p.m.

    Hopefully more legislators start feeling more like Sen. Reid and stop micromanaging education. Stephenson uses the legislative purse strings to promote his personal agenda.