Matt Damon was right!

Are educators superior to the rest of us?  Just look at that GPA!  What other explanation could there be?

Oh c’mon, really?

The higher grades cannot be explained by observable differences in student quality between education majors and other students, nor can they be explained by the fact that education classes are typically smaller than classes in other academic departments.

Maybe you can’t explain it, but Matt Da-

The remaining reasonable explanation is that the higher grades in education classes are the result of low grading standards.

But Matt D-

These low grading standards likely will negatively affect the accumulation of skills for prospective teachers during university training.

Ma-

More generally, they contribute to a larger culture of low standards for educators.

Oh, I can get a word in edgewise now?  Thanks so very much.  My rebuttal:

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I've accepted that all of you are socially superior to me. But no pretending that any of you are rational.
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4 Responses to Matt Damon was right!

  1. Xpat says:

    That was funny! WORMy comic timing at its best.

    I confess I liked Damon in Rounders and in the first two Bourne movies. The 3rd Bourne movie was bad, but it’s not his fault. (Come on, guys! Another repressed memory plot? Please find another premise.)

  2. podpolia says:

    Heck, I could have told them all that without any need to do the research. One of my friends in college was a chemistry/biochemistry double major, and her roommate was an elementary ed major. The roommate was complaining about how difficult her homework was one night, and my friend made the mistake of laughing at it — the assignment was to work on elementary level math, like multiplication and long division. The next day, she had a nasty note from her roommate about how she shouldn’t laugh at her work, because the university was such a good school for education that she — the roommate — was working far harder to get her degree in education than my friend was in getting her chem/biochem degree.
    It really says something about the mindset.

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