Re: Re[2]: The school game

David Silver (dssilver@IDIRECT.COM)
Tue, 13 Aug 1996 15:08:42 -0400

At 11:56 AM 8/13/96 EST, you wrote:
> Richard, Eric, Marcy,
> If we have so many people (students) "protesting" a practice might it
> be helpful to look at the system that creates the practice?
> Traditions are great, but there comes a time when one must be willing
> to throw the baby, the bathwater, and tub out and start over.
> Mike Hamende

But I suggest that's exactly what has been happening over the thirty years I
have been teaching. In a sincere effort (I think) to rectify the
inequalities of the old system, we have substituted--nothing. There is
knowledge to be acquired, methods scientifical, mathematical, etc. to be
mastered, in effect content which the students learn and demonstrate that
they know. Personally, I like living in a liberal democracy (Canada) and I
am doing my best to perpetuate the system, and teach the tradition from
whence it evolved.

David Silve (Almost Dead White Male)