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Vouchers and other things

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Salvador Wilcox (salvador_wilcox)
Wed, 28 Jul 1999 22:32:20 GMT


I would like to add to several of the threads that have been written in the
last couple weeks. To save space and to save me from standing on a soapbox,
i defer my explicit opinion on them. first, let me address vouchers. Here
is link to Education Week. This section defines the spectrum of
school-choice proposals. It also has articles aobut what is going on with
vouchers across the nation and what some court rulings have been.

http://www.edweek.org/context/topics/choice.htm

Second, some people have mentioned their thinking styles as "right brain" or
"left brain." to explain why they can or can't do certain things, or not do
them as well. However, I think that is rather simplistic. Here is an
article from Kappan dealing with that very issue. It concludes that brain
laterality in education is more a product of popular literature rather than
science.

http://www.pdkintl.org/kappan/kbru9905.htm

And here is a related article, quoted in the above article, from Better
Beginnings (Pittsburgh: Office of Child Development, University of
Pittsburgh, 1997)dealing with the supposed "peak learning years" of
children. These don't get too scientific so i would urge anyone who wants
to know more on the subject. If anyone reads them, I'd be open to private
discussions on it! Hope this helps.

http://www.med.wayne.edu/wmp97/brain.htm

Salvador Wilcox

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