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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • For this, some chastised me, saying all people make language errors, and we shouldn't judge people based on their cultural writing styles.

    At some point in the last 20 years, "how a person feels" overtook "whether or not the work is effective" in our school system. Not sure how, or precisely when. But this is the result. We've got a bunch of people who temporarily feel happy, but then go on to lead miserable lives because they aren't told that some things work and other things don't, and that life isn

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    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • There was a big article in a recent Readers' Digest (not sure exactly which issue) about how cheating is now officially o.k. in a lot of schools. (They were specifically discussing plagiarism.) Idiotic education "experts" pontificate that it's more important to protect and nurture the teacher-student relationship, and that making a big deal of (i.e. penalizing) cheating endangers that relationship.

      Not just sad. Disgusting.

      Is it any wonder, really, that homeschooling has experienced explosive growth in