Merit

Educators hate the word “merit.” It messes with their messianic belief in their omnipotence.

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6 thoughts on “Merit”

    1. Your colleagues aren’t considered about the kids. Now that they have tenure, they don’t want to be judged against their fellow professors.

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    2. We like to think we are omnipotent but there is absolutely nothing we can do against nature, upbringing, environment, parents, and more nature. I don’t know why that’s such a fraught idea.

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  1. It seems pretty clear that some students are smarter than others, but there is a LOT of noise in this measurement. Some students only appear less smart until the situation somehow demands an increase in demonstrated intelligence. That said, I am extremely skeptical of the importance of the popular concept of emotional intelligence.

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