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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-05 08:07 AM
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18. Where's the disrespect?
Is it the 10=35?

While that isn't accurate as far as my understanding of IQ goes, it fits my experience in the classroom. I'm sure the Indian students in my American classroom don't represent the entire population of India, but in every case they've been more intellectually advanced than their American peers. I don't mean just grades or test scores. I mean thinking skills, too. I've had plenty of gifted American kids, too, but none that surpassed the Indian kids in my classes. Only one teacher's experience, but I've been in public ed for 23 years now.

Personally, I put that down to American values. As a whole, I find American culture to be anti-intellectual. And it shows.

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  -Yippeeee!. Let's all run out and buy something that has been cornermouse  Dec-30-05 05:11 AM   #0 
  - Actually, Sam, American graduates DO take jobs like yours  DS1   Dec-30-05 05:23 AM   #1 
  - Interesting article  OKNancy   Dec-30-05 05:27 AM   #2 
  - The disrespect is built into their training.  cornermouse   Dec-30-05 05:42 AM   #3 
     - Yes, according to this author  OKNancy   Dec-30-05 06:18 AM   #7 
        - Interesting observation.  cornermouse   Dec-30-05 06:50 AM   #9 
        - Really?  OKNancy   Dec-30-05 07:06 AM   #11 
        - I had to call for tech help yesterday, talked to a gentleman in  madokie   Dec-30-05 07:30 AM   #16 
           - Are you really sure the person you've talked in was in North Dakota?  chalky   Dec-30-05 10:58 AM   #26 
              - He told me, I always ask  madokie   Dec-30-05 11:07 AM   #27 
  - It's a shame that Americans  julianer   Dec-30-05 05:50 AM   #4 
  - Truthfully cricket is too subtle  malaise   Dec-30-05 06:25 AM   #8 
     - Cricket's too slow.  cornermouse   Dec-30-05 06:52 AM   #10 
        - Cricket is the greatest game on the planet  malaise   Dec-30-05 07:09 AM   #12 
           - Baseball is ALL.  cornermouse   Dec-30-05 07:16 AM   #14 
              - I'm just saying that all those Indians  julianer   Dec-30-05 07:30 AM   #15 
              - To be honest, when I've called, I wasn't interested in side tracking them  cornermouse   Dec-30-05 07:56 AM   #17 
              - I once had a job in phone sales  julianer   Dec-30-05 08:25 AM   #21 
                 - It's not phone sales, it's technical support for your computer, etc.  soothsayer   Dec-30-05 09:02 AM   #24 
              - Oh, I'll try.  achtung_circus   Dec-30-05 02:46 PM   #31 
              - Same with cricket n/t  malaise   Dec-30-05 10:39 AM   #25 
  - That instructor is on the payrole of a US corporation.  rman   Dec-30-05 06:00 AM   #5 
  - So "Sam" would rather live in a mud hut............  ClintonTyree   Dec-30-05 06:17 AM   #6 
  - The never, never , never spell my name right.  Cobalt Violet   Dec-30-05 07:12 AM   #13 
  - Wow, that first para could win a freeper-rave-alike contest!  soothsayer   Dec-30-05 08:16 AM   #19 
  - Where's the disrespect?  LWolf   Dec-30-05 08:07 AM   #18 
  - Baloney.  cornermouse   Dec-30-05 08:21 AM   #20 
     - LOL  LWolf   Dec-30-05 08:52 AM   #23 
     - Oddly enough, I've never met a teacher who badmouthed,  cornermouse   Dec-30-05 02:07 PM   #28 
        - You still haven't.  LWolf   Dec-30-05 04:14 PM   #34 
        - To continue:  LWolf   Dec-30-05 04:14 PM   #35 
     - LWolf said:  achtung_circus   Dec-30-05 02:40 PM   #30 
        - See #28.  cornermouse   Dec-30-05 03:11 PM   #32 
           - An answer would be nice  achtung_circus   Dec-30-05 03:56 PM   #33 
  - Geez, why all the hubbub, bub?  MadHound   Dec-30-05 08:45 AM   #22 
  - I always think it's not their fault and try to be nice to them  The Flaming Red Head   Dec-30-05 02:15 PM   #29 

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