Archive February 2018

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You Can't Fake Being Educated

The title of this blog, “you can’t fake being educated,” comes to you (and initially to me) courtesy of Barbara Arlen.  Way back in high school, I was lucky enough to have Mrs. Arlen as a math teacher, and while I honestly can’t say that I remember much if any of the math I learned in her class, that statement has stuck with me since roughly 1985 (if she stole that quote from someone else, my apologies for not crediting the proper source - I’d like to think it originated from Babs herself).  This statement was her response to a fellow student that wanted to know if it really mattered whether or not we learned what she was trying to teach us, and if we would actually use it later in life.