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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000428.txt from 2001/05

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Band
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 18:08:25 -0400

At 11:37 AM 5/17/2001 -0400, Nancy Buckman wrote:
> <<If you can't read, you are doomed to ignorance.
> I don't disagree with your statement, but long before there was
>language people used pictures and rhythms to communicate with each other.

Yep. And you see how those civilizations are prospering today. And
remember, there is a SIGNIFICANT difference between ignorance and
stupidity. Ignorance is curable.

>The problem in my county is that the reading scores of eighth graders is
>below that of fifth graders and the level of fifth graders is above the
>eighth grade norm.

It sounds like the local education system has badly served your eighth
graders, but is doing much better now. Remedial attention for the eighth
graders is warranted.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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