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Comment Re:Moo (Score 1) 273

"The problem is, how do we fix it? Having many friends and family members who are teachers, I can also 100% say that education classes don't confer any particular ability to teach either."

Yup I agree. I hesitate to say that teacher training is the only or even best solution (having a BEd myself) but I think it's probably a good place to start.

Comment Re:Moo (Score 2) 273

How dare students expect to be properly taught by people they are paying to teach them?

You didn't actually challenge my assertion that a PhD doesn't confer an ability to teach, rather you merely acknowledged that the teachers suck and then claim that students are entitled for expecting to get any kind of value out of their expensive tuition dollars. If in your world the only thing a degree confers is an ability to acquire knowledge independently, then all a university is is a massively overpriced testing facility.

Comment Re:Moo (Score 1) 273

Probably has more to do with the fact that these professors have little to no teacher training. There is an implicit assumption that a PhD in mathematics automatically confers an ability to teach.

It makes no sense...a PhD in chemistry doesn't confer you an ability to research astronomy...why should it make you a good teacher?

Comment Re:Pseudoscience debunked? (Score 2) 374

I'd say it's more like teaching people how to resist torture, seen as that is a sanctioned US security technique.

Further, the idea that drug lords can infiltrate federal agencies in the absence of polygraph tests is really scary. That is essentially their point. That means all their investigative powers are useless, and it all boils down to a pseudoscience test.

Comment Re:I never understood the principle. (Score 4, Interesting) 454

Not to mention, we don't seem to have any problem shedding the taboos against torture and killing first responders (Guantanamo and US drone double tap strikes).

Both are war crimes and both are carried out knowingly and intentionally. At this point it would make more sense for Russia to be the human rights watch dog of the world.

Comment Re:I hear they're outsourcing it... (Score 1) 200

Obvious solution? Kill them all, put them all in jail.

Maybe if we can apply laws disproportionately, such that if they commit the same crime they get more time or harsher sentences, that will deter them from the poor choice of being black. Btw let's not give them jobs, since they will only rob us. Let's put them in ghettos so the white folk don't have to be subjected to their violence, and make sure those ghettos have underfunded education systems so they can't learn how to rob us better. Better yet, maybe we can send them to Haiti, to make our country safer. What's that, we brought the black people here in the first place? Hogwash! They are "other" and they are our scapegoats!

Best case scenario, you have extraordinarily weak critical thinking abilities. Worst and most likely scenario, you have deep rooted xenophobia and no amount of evidence or reason would sway you. I guess you could also be a troll, in which case hats of to you. In all cases, leaving this thread for others cause I don't have time for that shit.

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty. -- Plato