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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Excerpt from an email to a former student

I may or may not have answered the questions. So here's a quick brief about education. The best teaching methods are incompatible with the classroom. Good teaching is slow, inefficient, spontaneous, and with results very difficult to measure. Educational institutions rely on fast, efficient, planned teaching with simply defined and quantifiable results. The two will ever be at odds. We can only hope for a merciless compromise.


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