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Teachers say Khan Academy helps students learn too fast
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its not a conspiracy as much as a trick.

tell people we want the kids to learn some important things, tell them we see that they know important things, and give them the task of being important wise people in the world of these kids.

the program when excecuted with all its benign dressings draws on the egos of the people involved. what is produced thereby is an ego factory. thats why when you challenge the idea of school to most, they react as if you are challenging THEM.

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reword all that so that a dumb shithead can follow it pls thx
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This is cause schools want you to learn the way they want to make you learn. Even into college, the notion of trying to do anything yourself requires applications and reviews and discussions of your plans, and there'll always be strings attached. The idea of somebody educating themselves outside the established guidelines messes with their power-tripping asses.

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power trips involve power. teachers want this power. people knowing the effect of this power will employ teachers to use it.

teachers are frequently well-meaning but misguided. they are given power they should withhold, but instead they try to control the kids with thier power.

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Why is this not in Best of School Survival?

It seems like only the bad threads are in there.
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the best of school survival should just be my blog and nothing else
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(06-10-2017 05:54 AM)Gwedin Wrote:  if it's a conspiracy it's a bizarre one considering most of my teachers in hs were huge advocates of using khan academy as a supplement...

Yeah, plus the fact that Bill Gates, who is a champion when it comes to conspiracy, donated to it.
It's obviously just a few rogue teachers saying this so it's not that representative for the "conspiracy" as a whole. It is however representative for the attitude surrounding school. And the "conspiracy" that makes it.
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people are just dumber than they think. they use their influence for the ends they think are good but every aspect if their plans is frequently thought out poorly.

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(07-27-2011 02:23 PM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Heard of Khan Academy? Some teachers say it helps students learn too fast, and they want to hold them back more. Seriously. I'm not making this up. Read this:

Quote:Even if Khan is truly liberating students to advance at their own pace, it’s not clear that the schools will be able to cope. The very concept of grade levels implies groups of students moving along together at an even pace. So what happens when, using Khan Academy, you wind up with a kid in fifth grade who has mastered high school trigonometry and physics—but is still functioning like a regular 10-year-old when it comes to writing, history, and social studies? Khan’s programmer, Ben Kamens, has heard from teachers who’ve seen Khan Academy presentations and loved the idea but wondered whether they could modify it “to stop students from becoming this advanced.”

More here: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/07/ff_khan/all/1

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