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Check out OSC's TEDxUSU Talk on the home page.

[ December 06, 2014, 10:04 PM: Message edited by: kacard ]

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Yeah, I saw it on facebook, thank you [Smile]

So the story about the underwater sculpture from "Lost Boys" is true! Cool.

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An enjoyable listen. I like the point that OSC makes about how the amount of time that kids are at school should be sufficient to teach them what they are supposed to learn.

However, having spent (just a little, but enough) time in my kids' schools, there are many, many kids who need more support than the teacher can possibly offer in order to master the curriculum. There are 20-30 of them and only one teacher. The classrooms need volunteers, and they don't always get them. For some of these kids, homework might be a chance to get some additional parental support and have a better chance of learning the material. (Sadly, for many of the kids, they probably aren't getting the parental support.)

So: I think OSC is right, but only in a context where public schools have sufficient resources. And where I live (and where he gave the speech) - Utah - that's not the case.

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