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  • in reply to: BYA Cancels Biology Regent #959738

    Writersoul: Right, I was going to say the same thing. Gravity is also a theory.

    in reply to: Computer just died, need replacement advice #948466

    Baruch Dayan Haemes.

    in reply to: A Round Tuit #946438

    Becoming ambidextrous.

    in reply to: Amusing Questions (division of the Joke Thread) #1020289

    Is Benjamin Franklin Mr. Quaker?

    No. Mr. Quaker is a lot more smiley.

    in reply to: Amusing Questions (division of the Joke Thread) #1020285

    Is Mr. Monopoly Mr. Pringles?

    No. Why would you think that?

    Is Mr. Quaker also on the $20 Bill?

    No. Andrew Jackson is on the $20 bill.

    If people from Poland are called ‘Poles’,

    are people from Holland called ‘Holes’?

    One mouse, two mice; one house, two houses. That’s just how English works. It doesn’t make sense.

    Is it wrong for a vegetarian to eat animal crackers?

    No. Animal crackers contain no meat.

    Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

    They serve the same function as interstate highways.

    How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings?

    In general, he keeps the plow in his driveway. Or he walks.

    Why is it that when you transport something by car, it is called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it is called cargo?

    shipment (n.)

    1802, “act of shipping;” 1861, “that which is shipped;” see ship (v.) + -ment.

    cargo (n.)

    1650s, “freight loaded on a ship,” from Spanish cargo “burden,” from cargar “to load, impose taxes,” from Late Latin carricare “to load on a cart” (see charge (v.)). South Pacific cargo cult is from 1949. Cargo pants attested from 1977.

    Why doesn’t glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

    There is no air inside the bottle. Air dries the glue.

    When sign makers go on strike, what do their signs say?

    “Higher wages”. “Mapmakers on strike”. “Sign it into law now”,etc.

    Why do they call a building a building when it is already built?

    Now, THAT is a good question!

    Do Lipton Tea employees get a coffee break?

    No. Indians generally do not get coffee breaks.

    If nothing sticks to Teflon, what makes Teflon stick to the pan?

    What is Teflon?

    If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest have to drown, too?

    No, because that one swimmer made a mistake. It was not planned.

    in reply to: Zman Magazine #940692

    Zman is awesome. I try as hard as I can to obtain old ones as my family doesn’t buy them.

    in reply to: Video of Lipa in Budapest #939481

    Which video are we discussing?

    in reply to: Donald Trump #939549

    Check Snopes. I can’t post the link, but Snopes has this story and says it’s false.

    in reply to: AP Exams #936548

    Um… there’s not much in that question that I would want to put online?

    in reply to: AP Exams #936546

    So I figure I should be prepared for anything.

    in reply to: AP Exams #936544

    I honestly don’t know which college I want to go to. I plan to apply to them all and see who gives me the biggest scholarship.

    in reply to: AP Exams #936542

    akuperma: CLEPs are not accepted by many colleges.

    in reply to: AP Exams #936539

    Saving money, intellectual knowledge

    in reply to: AP Exams #936536

    1. AP courses are not, in fact, remotely equivalent to the college-level courses they are said to approximate. Before teaching in a high school, I taught for almost 25 years at the college level, and almost every one of those years my responsibilities included some equivalent of an introductory American government course. The high-school AP course didn’t begin to hold a candle to any of my college courses. My colleagues said the same was true in their subjects.

    2. The traditional monetary argument for AP courses — that they can enable an ambitious and hardworking student to avoid a semester or even a year of college tuition through the early accumulation of credits — often no longer holds. Increasingly, students don’t receive college credit for high scores on AP courses; they simply are allowed to opt out of the introductory sequence in a major. And more and more students say that’s a bad idea, and that they’re better off taking their department’s courses.

    3. The scourge of AP courses has spread into more and more high schools across the country, and the number of students taking these courses is growing by leaps and bounds. Studies show that increasing numbers of the students who take them are marginal at best, resulting in growing failure rates on the exams. The school where I taught essentially had an open-admissions policy for almost all its AP courses. I would say that two thirds of the students taking my class each year did not belong there. And they dragged down the course for the students who did.

    4. The AP program imposes “substantial opportunity costs” on non-AP students in the form of what a school gives up in order to offer AP courses, which often enjoy smaller class sizes and some of the better teachers. Schools have to increase the sizes of their non-AP classes, shift strong teachers away from non-AP classes, and do away with non-AP course offerings, such as “honors” courses. These opportunity costs are real in every school, but they’re of special concern in low-income school districts.

    5. To me, the most serious count against Advanced Placement courses is that the AP curriculum leads to rigid stultification — a kind of mindless genuflection to a prescribed plan of study that squelches creativity and free inquiry. The courses cover too much material and do so too quickly and superficially. In short, AP courses are a forced march through a preordained subject, leaving no time for a high-school teacher to take her or his students down some path of mutual interest. The AP classroom is where intellectual curiosity goes to die.

    in reply to: Found myself in a rotten mood #933183

    Two fish were in a tank. One said to the other, “Do you have any idea how to drive this thing?”

    in reply to: Donating Nosch #932338

    JEP accepts nosh donations.

    in reply to: Things that are ok to say in Hebrew but not in English #996149

    So that if it’s searched for on Google in conjunction with other words that would make YWN come up, it won’t be a result.

    in reply to: The Bais Yaakov System #932320

    In TAG, almost all of the secular studies teachers have degrees in the subject that they teach.

    in reply to: The Bais Yaakov System #932310

    Snowbunny – what rules about internet?

    in reply to: Post to Post�NOT #1047644

    I wish more people were aware of the shape of the earth!

    in reply to: Studying for a Really Hard Course #933378

    How could Hillel Hazakein have created the calendar without knowing science?

    in reply to: The Bais Yaakov System #932304

    TAG in Far Rockaway is neither BY nor MO.

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