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I ended that article with a suggestion of what the magic curriculum would almost certainly mean for students and teachers:

Originally posted on Stately McDaniel Manor:

In my April 24 education article titledEducation: Research and Magic, I spoke of two current trends in education: (1) over-reliance on often shoddy “research” and (2) the pursuit of the “magic curriculum.”  I ended that article with a suggestion of what the magic curriculum would almost certainly mean for students and teachers:

In such classes, teachers would cease being teachers and instead merely ensure that on Tuesday, February 2, at 10:03 AM, like every student in their state, their students were reading page 937, paragraph 4, sentence 2 of the approved text, to be followed at 10:12:25 by supplementary video B27C-12.  Little or no explanation would be required, so perfect and research-based would the material be.  At the end of the year—for the testing industry and its political supporters are moving the states toward “end-of-course” testing—students would take tests based entirely, word-for-word on the material on which they had…

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