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    susanala, Mostel26

    because that is a wonderful testament to a great teacher.  Kudus to both the teacher AND her highly motivated students like you!

    However, I think you missed the point of the diary.  

    Consider a situation wherein that same teacher has a classroom full of students who are totally uninterested in Chemistry, but 'forced' to take it anyway.  Would the outcome have been different?   I think so.

    Would that same teacher have been any less good at her job?  I would answer 'No' to this question.

    Yet, according to the system that is currently being promoted, Mrs. Smith could easily then be viewed as a failure.  And that is one of the tragedies that  this diary is talking about.

    "Hate speech is a form of vandalism. It defaces the environment, and like a broken window, if left untended, signals to other hoodlums that the coast is clear to do more damage." -- Gregory Rodriguez

    by Naniboujou on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 04:30:36 AM PST

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    •  No, I didn't miss the point of the story, but (0+ / 0-)

      thank you for thinking that I am stupid. People like you, who want to correct others all the time just wear me out. Leave me alone.

      Might and Right are always fighting, in our youth it seems exciting. Right is always nearly winning, Might can hardly keep from grinning. -- Clarence Day

      by hestal on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 06:40:11 AM PST

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