Re: The school game

Darlene Sybert (c557506@SHOWME.MISSOURI.EDU)
Tue, 13 Aug 1996 23:29:41 -0500

On Tue, 13 Aug 1996, Charlie Hill wrote:
> whether or not students *want* to learn, etc. The fact is that the
> answer to all of these questions is, "it depends." I've had students who
> learned best if I just got out of their way--and other students who would
> be perfectly willing to go into a coma for three hours a week if they
> thought it would get them a decent grade. And I'm not even making
> generalizations about any individual student--the ones who slept through
> my class were probably exciting students for other kinds of teachers in
> other subjects. (Well, maybe some of them.)
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> Well, this is too long, and it's rambling, and I could spend an hour
> trying to make it more coherent. But I'll just stop here and send it and
> hope it makes some sense.

I think it makes more sense than almost anything else that has been
said. As Wm Blake said, One law for the lion and the ox is oppression.

Darlene Sybert
University of Missouri at Columbia (English)
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
It's loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
-John Keats "Endymion"