A North Carolina Teacher`s Classroom Experience Confirms Sailer`s Theory On Learning
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September 11, 2007, 05:00 AM
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From: John J. Pershing

Re: Steve Sailer`s Column: Flynn Flips: IQ Tests Do Matter

I found Sailer`s comment about contemporary textbooks particularly gratifying.

Sailer wrote:

"Contemporary science books for children are attention deficit-disordered, featuring dozens of images per pair of pages, along with captions, call-outs, and other distractions."

It reminded me of a comment I once made to some schoolteachers and administrators about a high school Spanish textbook that I had to use as a substitute teacher. I told them that the book looked more like an AIDS patchwork quilt than a cogent and rational text.  Naturally, they didn`t appreciate my remarks. 

By the way, every able-bodied high school graduate free of serious criminal convictions or known moral turpitude upon reaching the age of 35 should be required as a matter of mandatory national community service to put in one week`s duty as a substitute teacher in a public high school. You`ll get a close up look at what`s really going on. 

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