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    Theory vs Practice
    From: Gordon Talge
    Date: 2003 Aug 16, 11:21 -0700

    I have been following the thread of "theory vs practice".
    Being a high school math teacher I can say there is a lot to
    be said for practice. You don't know how many inservices I have
    been to and new teaching methods that I have had to endure
    that look good on paper and don't work in real life. ( If you
    can call the classroom real life ). All thought up by some
    college education professors that have never had to actually
    handle a group of unruly 17 and 18 year old Juniors and Seniors that
    don't know 8th grade math.
    To quote John Wayne in "Operation Pacific", "I'm no theory man,
    I'm a line officer".
    There is also a quote from the famous computer scientist,
    "Donald Knuth". I forget the exact line, I'd have to look it
    up, but it goes something like, "I've just proved it correct,
    I didn't say it would work".
    -- Gordon
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