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Comment: Re:Did anything improve? (Score 1) 255

by AK Marc (#47504429) Attached to: How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

How do you plan to measure this, exactly?

You don't measure it "exactly".

What are you demanding be measured? You measure enjoyment of the subject, and some general (low pressure, and non binding) tests on subject matter.

Come on, people. Science works. Things that work are...testable. If you're advocating some educational strategy, but reject the notion that it's testable, you're rejecting basic science.

I think you are confusing things. What are you wanting to test? The end of the year, high-pressure tests to measure "understanding" of the material, even if it crushes the spirit of the students?

You'd happily harm the education of the students, so long as it gives you a number that makes you feel better?

If that describes you, kindly keep your hands off education policy.

I think you are the one that needs to keep your hands off education.

Oh, and if you think what I suggested isn't "testable" then you are dumber than the chair I'm sitting on. I can think of 100+ ways to test it. They just don't work well as mass standardized tests given every quarter.

Comment: Re:Did anything improve? (Score 3, Insightful) 255

by AK Marc (#47503159) Attached to: How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads
How was your childhood where at age 5 your idea of nirvana was hookers and coke?

Most children are naturally curious. Feed that curiosity in a fun way gets much better results than desks, "teaching" (that's really lecturing) and worksheets. Even if the rote memorization and stiffling environment will raise performance the next quarter. When the schools follow the corporate model of "next quarter" results, then the schools will fail. 6th grade is for making the best 25 year old possible, not the best 7th grader possible.

Comment: Re:Did anything improve? (Score 1) 255

by AK Marc (#47503003) Attached to: How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads
Why do you require some increase in a number of some multiple-choice test to consider it's success?

The number-1 predictor of student achievement is "how much they like school". If students hate school, they hate learning, and grow into dumb adults for whom everything is "hard". But students that like school, even if they don't learn much in any particular year, will associate learning with fun, and will continue to do so long after school is done.

Comment: Re:Translation (Score 1) 121

by AK Marc (#47485647) Attached to: New York State Proposes Sweeping Bitcoin Regulations
Then you known dumb accountants. I bet I could hide $10,000,000 and move it (or a large portion of it) to anyone you wanted. And you could never trace it back to the source.

Prove me wrong. Name a person you want me to pay $10,000,000 to, and give me $10,000,000.

. Forensic accounting and accountants have been around a long time, and they've seen everything you describe.

And they've admitted that they can't track online gambling sites and such (not my method).

The reason most laundering fails to protect the source is that they don't like paying 3-4 sets of income taxes on it. You have to move it to hide it, and if you move it, it's "income" to the person receiving it, and if you don't declare it and pay on it, then you broke the law, even if they can't prove that $ came from the undesirable source.

tl;dr Laundering is easy, but criminals are dumb.

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