this one’s good!

Models are opinions embedded in mathematics

Source: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/10/extreme-meritocracy/505358/

And I testify that students’ test scores have virtually nothing to do with their teacher’s skills. From both sides of the desk.

Not that I support the idea of “job security” (it’s just the other side of the coin, just as limiting as the rat race of the “meritocracy”), but grading is bad enough and damn useless (and stressful for both sides, again) when we’re talking education – that would be way better off only using “pass/fail” (says someone who never failed a course and rarely accepted even a “B” grade) – and anywhere else it’s just toxic.

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