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Re: The English School System

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 23, 2003, 17:16
Stone Gordonssen scripsit:

> Either has to be better than the current system in the USA:
As I keep pointing out, there is no one system in the U.S. The entities that have jurisdiction over school curriculum and teaching methods are local, often smaller than a city (though sometimes coterminous with it) or even a rural entity. Furthermore, no national statistics are kept, so nobody can have more than an impressionistic and anecdotal view, usually with heavy first-person bias, about what the total system is like. Even the standardized tests are not the same everywhere, with the exception of the widely used (but entirely unofficial) college entrance examinations. -- John Cowan Please leave your values Check your assumptions. In fact, at the front desk. check your assumptions at the door. --sign in Paris hotel --Cordelia Vorkosigan