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Comment by ivan_tsarevitch on Problems in Education · 2013-04-09T04:52:43.350Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Aha! Excellent. Thank you very much.

Comment by ivan_tsarevitch on Problems in Education · 2013-04-09T03:39:45.517Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Thank you!

It's not feasible for me to access that article at the moment, but I've bookmarked it for when it is.

I am still hoping to see ThinkOfTheChildren's source, though; I think it'd probably be the most germane evidence.

Comment by ivan_tsarevitch on Problems in Education · 2013-04-09T01:06:46.279Z · score: 11 (13 votes) · LW · GW

I'd like to see the citations on the importance of 8th grade Algebra as critical predictor of future success.

Also, since you're professionally aware of the ins and outs of US education systems, can you give us some general advice for contacting local school/school board officials or the like--how we should go about getting involved in ameliorating such issues in our communities?

Comment by ivan_tsarevitch on Anki decks by LW users · 2013-04-09T00:05:14.869Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'd be interested; could you please post those so they can be added to the top post?