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F, as in FALE (Edited 03/03/12 07:16PM by sports_schmorts)
Saw this online. I laughed at first, then I realized that: **Fact - we suck at education. Do they even teach science anymore?? How is this possible?
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Post more fales, discuss our education system, rant, rave, whatever. I'm going to go curl up in the fetal position and cry in the closet. Got it? Good. Go.
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#2 | 976 days ago

i mentioned this once before but consider this.....  our education system prides itself on teaching the    "THREE R's"   only one of which actually begins with  R. 
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#3 | 976 days ago

WISAC1 wrote:
i mentioned this once before but consider this.....  our education system prides itself on teaching the    "THREE R's"   only one of which actually begins with  R. 
1. Recess
2. Relentless skirt chasing
3.  Rolling lefties

Where's the problem?
#4 | 976 days ago

Cactus_Jack wrote:
1. Recess
2. Relentless skirt chasing
3.  Rolling lefties

Where's the problem?
3) I made the Honor "roll"
#5 | 976 days ago

I usually don't get in discussions on education, politics, religion, and stuff. Now if you want to crack on the Cubs, I am all over that sh*t.
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#6 | 976 days ago

 
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#7 | 976 days ago

What is it..."if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic"?
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#8 | 976 days ago

 I have nothing, but I wanted on record that I TEACH SCIENCE
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#9 | 976 days ago
Nick__ (+)

Beaneaters wrote:
I usually don't get in discussions on education, politics, religion, and stuff. Now if you want to crack on the Cubs, I am all over that sh*t.
 HEY!  

or was it HEY! HEY!
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#10 | 976 days ago
Nick__ (+)

 
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#11 | 976 days ago

Kids are stupid. I tell them that often, but 10 feet does make all of the difference in the world. Duh.

A lefty(ie) is a left-handed person, no? Why are people rolling them? Is it an olympic event? Does Al Michaels cover it?
#12 | 976 days ago
Nick__ (+)

 
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#13 | 976 days ago
Nick__ (+)

 
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#14 | 976 days ago
Noclone (+)

 Don't get me started! I can come up with some doozies... and I'm a high school teacher. The scary part is that is our Nation's future.
#15 | 976 days ago
Noclone (+)

Nick__ wrote:
 
 Some would say 5, but hey, did they at least get partial credit for being correct as well?
#16 | 976 days ago

kteacher wrote:
 I have nothing, but I wanted on record that I TEACH SCIENCE
Could you go over the whole '10 feet vs. MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF MILES IN AN ECCENTRIC [expletive deleted] ORBIT' thing, this semester? It's GRADE SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... I'm sure they'll get it.

Thanks.
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#17 | 976 days ago

From Mom:
"When you go to college, you have to dress NICELY.  College students don't wear jeans that much...they dress nicely, with slacks" (Mom never went to college, and when I went to my first 8:00 biology class, with nearly everyone in sweats/shorts,I called home for a clothing shipment)

From a classmate in med school, during anatomy lab
Professor" This liver looks to have cancer:  See the tumor here?" Classmate, dropping section of liver.."Is it contagious?"

My former receptionist on my birthday in 1995 when Mom called the office to wish me a Happy Birthday...
Mom-"Is he in? This is his mother"..Receptionist "No, he took the day off...it's his birthday, you know"....Mom...."Yes, I WAS there 32 years ago, you know"

Sometimes people can amaze me....
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#18 | 976 days ago

The poll intro reminded me of Bruce, from Family Guy:

"Peter Griffin's got a mustache."
"No waaaaayyy!"
"I knoooooow!"

Sorry ... that's all I've got.  Carry on.
#19 | 976 days ago
Noclone (+)

marcus_nyce wrote:
Could you go over the whole '10 feet vs. MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF MILES IN AN ECCENTRIC [expletive deleted] ORBIT' thing, this semester? It's GRADE SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... I'm sure they'll get it.

Thanks.
 Imagine trying to interchange Union/North and Confederate/South in a classroom discussion. Shouldn't be too difficult to pickup on you think? OH NO! Juniors in high school looking like deers in head lights. 
#20 | 976 days ago
Noclone (+)

janet011685 wrote:
The poll intro reminded me of Bruce, from Family Guy:

"Peter Griffin's got a mustache."
"No waaaaayyy!"
"I knoooooow!"

Sorry ... that's all I've got.  Carry on.
 Maybe shows like Family Guy are the reason for such decline? Just saying...  (and all the Seth Macfarlane lovers start booing... NOW!)
#21 | 976 days ago

Noclone wrote:
 Imagine trying to interchange Union/North and Confederate/South in a classroom discussion. Shouldn't be too difficult to pickup on you think? OH NO! Juniors in high school looking like deers in head lights. 
You mean DEER, right (sorry....would have been an English teacher if I didn't play with feet all day)
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#22 | 976 days ago

Noclone wrote:
 Maybe shows like Family Guy are the reason for such decline? Just saying...  (and all the Seth Macfarlane lovers start booing... NOW!)
Not necessarily a Seth Macfarlane 'lover', but not sure why anyone would be going to Family Guy for educational purposes to be the reason for decline.
#23 | 976 days ago
Noclone (+)

icfeet wrote:
You mean DEER, right (sorry....would have been an English teacher if I didn't play with feet all day)
 Good catch. Deer= singular and plural. Shame on me! Social Studies and coaching tend to be my forte... Not so much English. LOL
#24 | 976 days ago
Noclone (+)

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Not necessarily a Seth Macfarlane 'lover', but not sure why anyone would be going to Family Guy for educational purposes to be the reason for decline.
 For that reason alone; there is absolutely no educational purpose. This is the crap that the kids watch constantly. The Simpson's are extremely jealous.
#25 | 975 days ago

Noclone wrote:
 For that reason alone; there is absolutely no educational purpose. This is the crap that the kids watch constantly. The Simpson's are extremely jealous.
 I wouldn't necessarily blame the show (though, I hate Family Guy and other Seth Macfarlane crap...I prefer Beavis & Butt-head...but I realize that's just as stupid, and I'm not trying to be a hypocrite) for the educational decline. I mainly blame the parents - who lets their kids sit and watch that nonsense? No way in hell is my child watching that stuff! I encourage reading, playing outside, art projects, free-writing, you name it. It makes me sad to see so many parents just not care about what their children watch on TV and/or let them watch it nonstop. 

I'm not saying that I'm a perfect parent, but let's be honest...while current cartoons are stupid, I grew up with Loony Tunes, the Flintstones, Yogi Bear, and Tom & Jerry. None of those really had a whole lot of educational value either - just a different era. There are a lot of uneducated people a lot older than I am out there too, a bunch in my generation, and a bunch my daughter's age. I think it has less to do with what's on TV, and more to do with how the parents regulate it. I watched TV for no more than 1 hour per day, and I intend to keep my house the same way (unless I'm feeling really generous, then she's allowed a whole movie.)

Anyway ... stepping down off my soapbox... 

I have a complaint with the education system but it doesn't have a whole lot to do with the teachers etc..it's more political. Which is why I'll keep my mouth shut about that. I may be back later with some silly idiot pics though.
#26 | 975 days ago

Noclone wrote:
 Maybe shows like Family Guy are the reason for such decline? Just saying...  (and all the Seth Macfarlane lovers start booing... NOW!)
Or maybe parents' usage of television shows as scapegoats/excuses for why there is a "decline" is the actual reason.

Without going on a tirade here, I think it's easy to point fingers at television/music/movies/etc. and talk about a lack of morals and values and decency.  The truth is, parents have the JOB of monitoring what their children see and hear so if it's anyone's fault, it's the parents out there who aren't doing their jobs.

Another quick point ... music/tv/movies mirror our values as a society.  If we didn't find shows like Family Guy to be entertaining, it would never have been put on the air to begin with.  Hollywood is not that bold and intelligent, they model their work after our tastes, not the other way around.
#27 | 975 days ago

This pollr eminds me of my moms who was a school teacher herself- she hated the Simpsons with a passion- said it taught children to be under achievers- who wouldve thought just like they said about rap music that they would still be around damn near 30 years later
#28 | 975 days ago

Den-ace wrote:
What is it..."if life gives you melons you might be dyslexic"?
No, if life gives you melons you "motorboat" them puppies




and here is some knowledge dropped on your a##:

two hands, two boobs, God knew what he was doing
#29 | 975 days ago

 I'm not sure about this having anything to do with education, per se...but it's pretty funny.


#30 | 975 days ago

Blaming tv for kids being stupid is the equivalent of blaming food for kids being fat.
#31 | 975 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
Or maybe parents' usage of television shows as scapegoats/excuses for why there is a "decline" is the actual reason.

Without going on a tirade here, I think it's easy to point fingers at television/music/movies/etc. and talk about a lack of morals and values and decency.  The truth is, parents have the JOB of monitoring what their children see and hear so if it's anyone's fault, it's the parents out there who aren't doing their jobs.

Another quick point ... music/tv/movies mirror our values as a society.  If we didn't find shows like Family Guy to be entertaining, it would never have been put on the air to begin with.  Hollywood is not that bold and intelligent, they model their work after our tastes, not the other way around.
well said grasshopper!!!!
#32 | 975 days ago

#33 | 975 days ago
Noclone (+)

janet011685 wrote:
Or maybe parents' usage of television shows as scapegoats/excuses for why there is a "decline" is the actual reason.

Without going on a tirade here, I think it's easy to point fingers at television/music/movies/etc. and talk about a lack of morals and values and decency.  The truth is, parents have the JOB of monitoring what their children see and hear so if it's anyone's fault, it's the parents out there who aren't doing their jobs.

Another quick point ... music/tv/movies mirror our values as a society.  If we didn't find shows like Family Guy to be entertaining, it would never have been put on the air to begin with.  Hollywood is not that bold and intelligent, they model their work after our tastes, not the other way around.
I completely disagree with your statement music/tv/movies "mirror our values as a society." However, their agenda is effective in allowing you, and millions more, to believe so. I can't go on a tirade right now either, so you all are spared...
#34 | 975 days ago
Noclone (+)

alainpeartree wrote:
This pollr eminds me of my moms who was a school teacher herself- she hated the Simpsons with a passion- said it taught children to be under achievers- who wouldve thought just like they said about rap music that they would still be around damn near 30 years later
 ...And still underachieving.
#35 | 975 days ago

Jess wrote:
 I wouldn't necessarily blame the show (though, I hate Family Guy and other Seth Macfarlane crap...I prefer Beavis & Butt-head...but I realize that's just as stupid, and I'm not trying to be a hypocrite) for the educational decline. I mainly blame the parents - who lets their kids sit and watch that nonsense? No way in hell is my child watching that stuff! I encourage reading, playing outside, art projects, free-writing, you name it. It makes me sad to see so many parents just not care about what their children watch on TV and/or let them watch it nonstop. 

I'm not saying that I'm a perfect parent, but let's be honest...while current cartoons are stupid, I grew up with Loony Tunes, the Flintstones, Yogi Bear, and Tom & Jerry. None of those really had a whole lot of educational value either - just a different era. There are a lot of uneducated people a lot older than I am out there too, a bunch in my generation, and a bunch my daughter's age. I think it has less to do with what's on TV, and more to do with how the parents regulate it. I watched TV for no more than 1 hour per day, and I intend to keep my house the same way (unless I'm feeling really generous, then she's allowed a whole movie.)

Anyway ... stepping down off my soapbox... 

I have a complaint with the education system but it doesn't have a whole lot to do with the teachers etc..it's more political. Which is why I'll keep my mouth shut about that. I may be back later with some silly idiot pics though.
I beg to differ on the cartoons of our era.   I learned you don't mess with a rabbit, or attempt to chase a road runner.

Seriously, though, when you laugh, it typically occurs when your brain makes a connection as to why it's funny.   (You don't play with explosives, or run off of cliffs, or jam forks into electrical sockets, or run into walls.)     When the brain makes connections, it actually improves, and you typically get smarter.   (Unfortunately, with most people, it's what you do with those added smarts that count.)  

Look at such cartoons and comics like The Far Side.  A whole wide range of subjects in math and science.  When I read those, and of course when I introduced them to my kids, they were funny because I knew the background of the subject.  If we didn't find it funny, it was due to a lack of knowledge in that area, and we went and looked it up.

Cartoons inspire knowledge.  (Well, the slapstick ones, not necessarily the ones that are basically advertisements for toys.)
#36 | 975 days ago
coach_miller (+)

kobe_lova wrote:
Blaming tv for kids being stupid is the equivalent of blaming food for kids being fat.
So, you are saying highly equivalent then? I always assumed if you gorge on fatty/junk foods, possibly while sitting in front of a television set all day, you could possibly become obese?
#37 | 975 days ago

 Pretend this is like a 3 hour "John Galt" rant ...

Aside from Math and 'much' of science MOST of the s*** we learned between K and 12th grade was Fn worthless!!  And it's not the the fault of the teachers ... by and large they're required to teach some F'd up s*** (ie.  "Hitler [aka Shikelgruber] killed the Jews").  

I was thinking about it the other day and if we actually cut out the r#t#rded sh** from only our Jr High and High School years, everyone in America could probably graduate with an Associates Degree that would actually qualify them for something other than "Hamberger Fliper".

-The End-
#38 | 975 days ago

coach_miller wrote:
So, you are saying highly equivalent then? I always assumed if you gorge on fatty/junk foods, possibly while sitting in front of a television set all day, you could possibly become obese?
So you blame the food...not the person gorging? 

Personally, I blame the parents for letting their children become obese on junk food - not the food
I blame the parents for allowing their children to be "educated" by television - not the television
I blame the parents who smoke around their children for polluting their lungs with second-hand smoke - not the cigarette company

I don't blame Starbucks for making my butt fat...that's all on me. It's my choice to consume it.

#39 | 975 days ago

#40 | 975 days ago

Jess wrote:
So you blame the food...not the person gorging? 

Personally, I blame the parents for letting their children become obese on junk food - not the food
I blame the parents for allowing their children to be "educated" by television - not the television
I blame the parents who smoke around their children for polluting their lungs with second-hand smoke - not the cigarette company

I don't blame Starbucks for making my butt fat...that's all on me. It's my choice to consume it.

whoever says your fat other than yourself send my way so I can break their legs
#41 | 975 days ago

(Edited by Lobotomy Jones)
 
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#42 | 975 days ago
Noclone (+)

Jess wrote:
So you blame the food...not the person gorging? 

Personally, I blame the parents for letting their children become obese on junk food - not the food
I blame the parents for allowing their children to be "educated" by television - not the television
I blame the parents who smoke around their children for polluting their lungs with second-hand smoke - not the cigarette company

I don't blame Starbucks for making my butt fat...that's all on me. It's my choice to consume it.

 I believe it starts with personal accountability as you say. People, especially in America, use and abuse beyond all self control. There are two parts here that contribute to obesity; lack of control and eating in moderation(I'm not wanting to get into genetics) as well as the substance itself. The comment earlier I cannot agree with. As soon as that person can tell me that drugs do not get you high and alcohol does not get you drunk, I may then believe food does not get you fat and tv does not... You get what I'm saying.
#43 | 975 days ago

Lobotomy Jones wrote:
 
f**k.....I'm so ashamed!
#44 | 975 days ago

Cactus_Jack wrote:
f**k.....I'm so ashamed!
I'm only half ashamed.  (Only know about half of them on sight, if their names were there, I'm pretty sure I'd recognize 100%).    I only know the other side of the equation due to the fact everywhere you turn, images and news of people like her are shoved in our faces constantly.  I do not go out of my way to watch such shows.
#45 | 975 days ago

Oddfool wrote:
I'm only half ashamed.  (Only know about half of them on sight, if their names were there, I'm pretty sure I'd recognize 100%).    I only know the other side of the equation due to the fact everywhere you turn, images and news of people like her are shoved in our faces constantly.  I do not go out of my way to watch such shows.
Who is that with the f***awesome margarita?
#46 | 975 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
Oddfool wrote:
I'm only half ashamed.  (Only know about half of them on sight, if their names were there, I'm pretty sure I'd recognize 100%).    I only know the other side of the equation due to the fact everywhere you turn, images and news of people like her are shoved in our faces constantly.  I do not go out of my way to watch such shows.
        
#47 | 975 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
Who is that with the f***awesome margarita?
Not sure, but based on apparent talent and skills, she should probably be the waitress serving the drink.
#48 | 975 days ago

Oddfool wrote:
Not sure, but based on apparent talent and skills, she should probably be the waitress serving the drink.
You're so smart. I you.
#49 | 975 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
Who is that with the f***awesome margarita?
2-time 'author' Nicole Elizabeth Polizi.
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#50 | 975 days ago

Jess wrote:
So you blame the food...not the person gorging? 

Personally, I blame the parents for letting their children become obese on junk food - not the food
I blame the parents for allowing their children to be "educated" by television - not the television
I blame the parents who smoke around their children for polluting their lungs with second-hand smoke - not the cigarette company

I don't blame Starbucks for making my butt fat...that's all on me. It's my choice to consume it.

See, Jess....ya made him cancel his account....(or did ya give him the boot.....?)
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#51 | 975 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
2-time 'author' Nicole Elizabeth Polizi.
That's two z's, Mr. QMZ.
#52 | 975 days ago

(Edited by kteacher)
RichyMcWiggleSr wrote:
 Pretend this is like a 3 hour "John Galt" rant ...

Aside from Math and 'much' of science MOST of the s*** we learned between K and 12th grade was Fn worthless!!  And it's not the the fault of the teachers ... by and large they're required to teach some F'd up s*** (ie.  "Hitler [aka Shikelgruber] killed the Jews").  

I was thinking about it the other day and if we actually cut out the r#t#rded sh** from only our Jr High and High School years, everyone in America could probably graduate with an Associates Degree that would actually qualify them for something other than "Hamberger Fliper".

-The End-
Soooooooo......learning how to read (phonemic awareness, decoding, etc...) and write (sentence order, grammar, and other writing strategies) is F'd up s***?  Interesting. I think it's pretty important......since not being able to do either would make it almost impossible to do that math and science stuff you speak so highly of. 
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#53 | 975 days ago

kteacher wrote:
Soooooooo......learning how to read (phonemic awareness, decoding, etc...) and write (sentence order, grammar, and other writing strategies) is F'd up s***?  Interesting. I think it's pretty important......since not being able to do either would make it almost impossible to do that math and science stuff you speak so highly of. 
I is a brane.....
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#54 | 975 days ago

 Give it 110%...huh?  
#55 | 974 days ago

mojo wrote:
No, if life gives you melons you "motorboat" them puppies




and here is some knowledge dropped on your a##:

two hands, two boobs, God knew what he was doing
That was truly inspiring! Are you a motivational speaker?
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#56 | 974 days ago

icfeet wrote:
I is a brane.....
good thing you are a foot dr and not a brane surgeon.
#57 | 974 days ago

kteacher wrote:
Soooooooo......learning how to read (phonemic awareness, decoding, etc...) and write (sentence order, grammar, and other writing strategies) is F'd up s***?  Interesting. I think it's pretty important......since not being able to do either would make it almost impossible to do that math and science stuff you speak so highly of. 
I love how people (not necessarily Wiggles, I'm talking in general) complain about how worthless most of what we learn in school is - the basics, etc...and they turn around and complain about declining education and the problem with grown men and women not being able to use "your" and "you're" correctly or they despise text speak, etc. Which way is it?
#58 | 974 days ago

Den-ace wrote:
That was truly inspiring! Are you a motivational speaker?
Doing what I can to share cleavage and boobs all around the world.
#59 | 974 days ago

mojo wrote:
Doing what I can to share cleavage and boobs all around the world.
That avatar makes me wanna stab you.
#60 | 974 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
2-time 'author' Nicole Elizabeth Polizi.
I googled..or bing'd, idk...and that's f***ing Snooki. Ugh, I knew it was probably her the second YOU responded.
Our friendship......by.a.thread.
#61 | 972 days ago

umm Jess... ?
#62 | 972 days ago

 
#63 | 971 days ago

(Edited by RichyMcWiggleSr)
kteacher wrote:
Soooooooo......learning how to read (phonemic awareness, decoding, etc...) and write (sentence order, grammar, and other writing strategies) is F'd up s***?  Interesting. I think it's pretty important......since not being able to do either would make it almost impossible to do that math and science stuff you speak so highly of. 
My bad girly, that's not what I meant ... It's just in English they tend to focus on some mundane things that aren't necessary (ie. ALL papers in MLA format, when Chicago is a good style to learn and a bit simpler to grasp ... and the format of Works Cited pages .... BLOWS!!! They never get that s*** right). Yes, as you mentioned, and I whole-heartedly agree, learning English is of the utmost importance!! With so many people in college who can't write or spell, yet somehow got A's, some even K-level .... the qualitty of English training in K-12 is VERY low.  H3ll I've four professors with PhD's who don't have the grasp of English that I do, and 'burly got an Associates.

I didn't mention it in my rant, because the appearance is: Teaching English in High School, thus far, has by-and-large been an epic fail (and in this country as whole really). Whether that is due to the students, teachers, or administration(s) ... well ... that's too intricate of a debate and worthy of another Galt rant. :)

[Insert two thumbs up to you Teach, for calling me out on it]
#64 | 971 days ago

(Edited by kteacher)
RichyMcWiggleSr wrote:
My bad girly, that's not what I meant ... It's just in English they tend to focus on some mundane things that aren't necessary (ie. ALL papers in MLA format, when Chicago is a good style to learn and a bit simpler to grasp ... and the format of Works Cited pages .... BLOWS!!! They never get that s*** right). Yes, as you mentioned, and I whole-heartedly agree, learning English is of the utmost importance!! With so many people in college who can't write or spell, yet somehow got A's, some even K-level .... the qualitty of English training in K-12 is VERY low.  H3ll I've four professors with PhD's who don't have the grasp of English that I do, and 'burly got an Associates.

I didn't mention it in my rant, because the appearance is: Teaching English in High School, thus far, has by-and-large been an epic fail (and in this country as whole really). Whether that is due to the students, teachers, or administration(s) ... well ... that's too intricate of a debate and worthy of another Galt rant. :)

[Insert two thumbs up to you Teach, for calling me out on it]
 I disagree that the quality of English training in K-5 (not touching the upper grades............not my area of expertise) is "VERY low, but what do I know.


By the way........I loved this quote from last night's SOTU 

‎"Teachers matter. So instead of bashing them, or defending the status quo, let's offer schools a deal. Give them the resources to keep good teachers on the job, and reward the best ones. In return, grant schools flexibility: To teach with creativity and passion; to stop teaching to the test; and to replace teachers who just aren't helping kids learn." 
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