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Comment: Raspberry Pi? (Score 1) 212

by jlgreer1 (#48152549) Attached to: Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too
What about Raspberry Pi. It has done an awful lot to expand educational opportunities in Europe and the rest of the World. Many teachers and children have been inspired to learn to "code" because of the RPi. It does take time for all of those 7 year olds to develop and enter the workforce though, how about 15 years or so including engineering school.

Comment: Scientific Consensux (Score 1) 770

by jlgreer1 (#47856759) Attached to: How Scientific Consensus Has Gotten a Bad Reputation
It may only take one scientist to come up with the "right" conclusion, but politics and money can and do corrupt what is called scientific consensus. Global Warming, Global Colding, and Climate Change certainly fall into the category or corrupted by politics and the money that goes to support scientific investigation.

Comment: 5% will survive and multiplly (Score 1) 112

by jlgreer1 (#46311091) Attached to: VA Tech Experiment: Polar Vortex May Decimate D.C. Stinkbugs In 2014
I have no doubt that the 5% will survive and multiply. The 5% that made it through are the strongest and most adaptable. That is the way nature works. Duh! I thought the guy was a professor. I wonder how the mosquitos did? Another post mentioned that this stink bug was an invasive species. Too bad, so sad..... In DC, all they have to do is let the politicians out of their cages and bullet proof cars. That would provide enough hot air to warm things up anyway.

Comment: Teachers can rarely choose curriculum (Score 1) 446

by jlgreer1 (#39240381) Attached to: Math Textbooks a Textbook Example of Bad Textbooks
Teachers rarely get to provide input on the curriculum these days. In this atmosphere where teaching to the standardized high stakes state test is the norm, administrative clerks (principals and above) reach for any new scheme that they think will raise test scores. Most admin clerks have less teaching experience or curriculum knowledge than the teacher they lord over like demi-gods.

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