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Why can't PS1 be improved

 
 
Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2012 01:18 pm

One of my persistent themes in Letters to the Editor That Aren't Used in our excellent Fourth Estate, the Victorville, Ca, Daily news: That the typical news item or clip often leaves Average Clod (me) hanging or baffled. Consider on Dec. 4 for instance, "Police: Suicide suspected in decapitation death."

But even an ongoing series of reports often leaves questions where our Friendly Local Newsreporter assumes the reader possesses the same background as he. A typical such instance, concerning a national issue, is the apparent crisis in elementary-school ed., e.g., "Five states to increase class time in schools," Dec. 3; "Desert Trails still undecided," Dec. 5.

So the apparent popularity of "non-traditional"" methods as evidenced by the proliferation of "magnet," "charter," "propriety," "independent,"and other "alternate" forms suggest the discovery and application of certain well-established educational magic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_education

http://www.babycenter.com/0_school-types-the-difference-between-public-private-magnet-ch_67288.bc

Leaving the typical subscriber who can't read all the news every day with obvious, nagging question: Such methods having proven so successful, why instead can't our "public" ed. simply be made like those others?

A short, concise para in each story--often connecting it for instance to a previous clip--would suffice the case of grammar-school ed. for instance. My guess, let's say:

"Under the circumstances some have wondered why the methods and techniques of the private and charter schools simply couldn't be adopted for use in the public academy? Reason: (a) reluctance by teachers' unions, and (2) legislation changing rules and regulations governing any institution labeled "public" virtually impossible, owing to political partisanship"

Of course that's supposition, I actually have no idea why public schools can't be improved but don't you think (a) that we need more background of this sort throughout the Fourth Estate and (b) what's your opinion on this vital q

 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2012 02:01 pm
@dalehileman,
You don't seemingly have an ACTUAL question in this LONG rambling post.

It's ironic that you're complaining about the state of journalism when you can't seemingly stop from wandering around in a long thread without saying very much at all.

Are you criticizing elementary schools or newspapers? You're leap between these two subjects is quite supermanic (TM pending). Yes, there is a connection between the two but you failed to build a bridge between the two rants.

Or are you questioning the validity of the headline, ""Police: Suicide suspected in decapitation death?"

If its the latter then yes. It is in fact possible to commit suicide by self decapitation. Is it difficult? Most certainly. One would have to be seriously suicidal in order to invent a way to guillotine one's own head.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2012 04:06 pm
@tsarstepan,
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You don't seemingly have an ACTUAL question
(a) Do you agree that the news item often lacks background or detail; (b) Why do you suppose"alternate school" techniques couldn't improve the public school (c) Let yourself go, relax, cogitate: In general what are your feelings

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…... complaining …. when you can't seemingly stop from wandering around …...
Yes it's just an awful habit, drives some of us to distraction though I keep assuring all and sundry that those not in any way obliged to read my postings, I wouldn't be at all offended Tsar

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Are you criticizing elementary schools
Not I so much as the parents shunting their kids into the alternate schools

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or newspapers?
I don't know about the typical a2k participant but myself yes, inviting comment of any sort

Code:You're leap between these two subjects is quite supermanic (TM pending).
Yes it;'s just awful, doubtless owes to advancing age, perhaps incipient Alz's

http://onelook.com/?w=supermanic&ls=a

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…...you failed to build a bridge between the two rants.
Apologize most profusely

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Or are you questioning the validity of the headline, ""Police: Suicide suspected in decapitation death?"
Merely an example of a clip that might stimulate curiosity if not amuse

In this particular case the body was somewhat disappointing in that connection (pun intended)

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Is it difficult? Most certainly
Oh Tsar have you tried it
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Miss L Toad
 
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Reply Thu 6 Dec, 2012 09:45 pm
@dalehileman,
In news just to hand, there were no results on the net for the hyperbolically uber word superbypole.

If you have "no idea why public schools can't be improved" then I'd posit that a didactic tactic would be to read more of the 4th estate reports on education policy.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 11:14 am
@Miss L Toad,
Miss L Toad wrote:

….the hyperbolically uber word superbypole.
A bipole is a wire antenna fed in the middle, usually 1/2 wave as I recall. Then a superbipole must be an advanced form of the device, possibly one having multiple elements and called a "beam"

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…... a didactic tactic
Thank you for that delightful expression MissT, you've made my day

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would be to read more of the 4th estate reports on education policy.
Clearly in that regard I am remiss. Perhaps however if it's no trouble you might enlighten those of us in current arrears

Do beam us
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 11:16 am
Why can't PS1 be improved

it was, twice, the PS2 and now the PS3
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 8 Dec, 2012 12:57 pm
@tsarstepan,
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You don't seemingly have an ACTUAL question in this LONG rambling post
Yes it rambles a bit I have to concede. However as an erstwhile writer, inventor, and Critic of Things the Way They are, I can testify that the merely speculative (me) or truly creative mind even, can't ring the bell every time

If they reacted to criticism as is so rife on a2k and its brethren forums by the participant evidently terribly angry at all times about nearly everything, there would be no telephone nor Theory of Relativity, Hitler having dismissed Einstein's contribution as "Jewish Science"

Of course it's not that I'm comparing myself with Edison and Einstein, nor you with Der Fuhrer, it's only that I'm comparing myself to Tom and Al
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