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    #80260 - 07/13/10 07:34 AM Re: Exactly what is "thinking Big"? [Re: Grinity]
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    Originally Posted By: Grinity
    I think that schools still think that above level work is 'dangerous' to kids in some way, and are afraid to require it of kids who are above-level in their readiness.

    I see this too. As I posted on another thread, it frustrates me to no end to see schools avoid giving challenging work because it's seen as damaging but turn around and allow in-school advertising exploit young children who can't fully understand persuasive intent.

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    #80276 - 07/13/10 10:37 AM Re: Exactly what is "thinking Big"? [Re: inky]
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    The schools are probably afraid their test scores would go down and the schools would not look good. Dumb down the tests , kids score higher and principal and school looks great. A friend who teaches at a public HS said they have made the math regents even easier this year and kids have to get less right to pass.

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