Re: The school game

Darlene Sybert (c557506@SHOWME.MISSOURI.EDU)
Tue, 13 Aug 1996 23:25:09 -0500

On Tue, 13 Aug 1996, Eric Crump wrote:
> How come we (as a group) tend to be so offended by the
> 'cleverer-than-thou' student but sympathetic to the desperate drudging
> quiz-taking masses?

Don't be too hard on those drudges...most of them need a college degree
and passes quizzes is about the only way to do that under our system.
Do you really think that students would put forth the same effort if
there were no grades and no exams and no measures of their success?

Darlene Sybert
University of Missouri at Columbia (English)
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Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
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