I confess that I wouldn’t be here if things had not changed so drastically and so quickly, if I wasn’t so personally affected. I teach in a Title I high school in rural Georgia that manages to find loopholes and waivers to avoid AYP’s naughty list, and as a result, my teaching philosophy and methods have not been questioned. 372 more words
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Watching Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s speeches and I learned an important and powerful word.
an elite group of people whose progress is based on ability and talent rather than on class privilege or wealth. 41 more words
From Rise of the Meritocracy*, by Michael Young:
“In the light of this approach sought to give a new meaning to equality of opportunity.
“ should not mean equal opportunity to rise up in the social scale, but equal opportunity for all people, irrespective of their ‘intelligence’, to develop the virtues and talents with which they are endowed, all their capacities for appreciating the beauty and depth of human experience, all their potential for living life to the full. 181 more words