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Re: [Phys-l] Ca mandates 8th-grade algebra test

Watching my kids going through high school in the early seventies? My goodness, yes. I did not face a draft, a cold war, the social pressure of a wealthy Chicago suburb, the increibly rising costs of college, the instability of families... It was a very different culture.

On Fri, 11 Jul 2008, LaMontagne, Bob wrote:

And how has this changed from 50 years ago?

Bob at PC
(BTW - This "old geezer" started out teaching High School)


From: on behalf of Jack Uretsky
Sent: Fri 7/11/2008 12:36 PM
To: Forum for Physics Educators
Subject: Re: [Phys-l] Ca mandates 8th-grade algebra test

From another Geezer:
School grades are not necessarily the most important issues in the
lives of adolescents. An adolescent is busy learning how to get along
with his/her peers, how to deal with family issues, acquire spending money
and plan for the future.

"Trust me. I have a lot of experience at this."
General Custer's unremembered message to his men,
just before leading them into the Little Big Horn Valley