Comments: Letter From The Teacher #14: Belaboring The Obvious

Now that was funny. In a "hold your head and stifle a scream at the beauracratic stupidity" sense.
It reminded me of my stint in the 4th grade, when they introduced "New Math". In New Math one was supposed to understand what one was doing. Well, that very night my Grandfather Griesmer revealed that he had been taught math using the same methods the "new" techniques were teaching, with the addition that he had to get the problems right. So under his tutelage I learned how to understand the problems presented, but to get them right as well.

Unfortunately I didn't pay much attention to my mom's experiences in teaching, except to note that she once promised to deck a college football player if he didn't start following instructions. This a woman who stood 5'6 and weight about 135 pounds.

Posted by Alan Kellogg at August 16, 2011 11:53 AM

Pretty much the same in the corporation I work for. You did make me feel sane though. I thought the MBAs from the business schools were the only nitwits, so it was just me.

Posted by Robert17 at August 16, 2011 10:12 PM