John Gurdon`s 1949 Science Report Card [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago Science

Young John went on to become a scientist as he had hoped (known for nuclear transfer) and a Nobel Prize winner.
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Male 213
Fred Smith got a C- on a term paper in college. His idea was an overnight delivery service for businesses. His professor said it was not only impossible, but impractical. Fred later founded Federal Express. Yeah, I think maybe the teacher missed the mark there.
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Male 15,832
[quote] A lightly trained monkey can get a degree, which is why it`s not surprise that so many "highly educated" people flop so horribly in the real world.[/quote]
Exactly.

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Male 598
Go watch the documentary, "The War On Kids", to reaffirm all the issues with american schools & curriculum
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Female 2,674
sosueme1966, I can understand it from your teachers pov. In basic math classes you`re supposed to learn a certain way to solve the problem despite that there`s usually multiple ways to solve problems. In one class I had basically the whole class was learning how to solve a certain problem in multiple different ways, so we always had to solve it how our teacher said to even if another way was easier or quicker just to make sure we learned the other ways. You can use your own techniques in more advanced math-based classes, like circuit classes, because then how you get to the solution doesn`t matter as long as you get there. It`s kinda like if a little kid is told to solve a problem using long division but they decide to use another method instead, that doesn`t show the teacher that they know long division.
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Male 439
I once stumbled upon a way to solve the math equations in calculus class that the teacher didn`t know. I`m not a math genius, I just got lucky. The teacher stood me in front of the class and fed me problem after problem, and he couldn`t find one that couldn`t be solved the way I was doing it. Finally he said, "it doesn`t matter, do it the way I told you to, you won`t get credit for any correct answers if you get them any other way". That was when I realized that institutional education was useless. A lightly trained monkey can get a degree, which is why it`s not surprise that so many "highly educated" people flop so horribly in the real world.
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Male 13,624
Oh the Brits are just as bad as anyone else, just have a hard job admitting it ollie
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Male 15,832
Another ringing endorsement of public education. (There`s at least some satisfaction in knowing that the Brits suck just as hard as we do at this.)
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Male 1,793
i got a lot of these notes in high school... and look where i am now... damn they were right...
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Male 140
People change; he may have deserved it back when he got this report.
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Female 267
I hope the teacher who wrote this lived long enough to see that happen.
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Male 19,879
Link: John Gurdon`s 1949 Science Report Card [Pic] [Rate Link] - Young John went on to become a scientist as he had hoped (known for nuclear transfer) and a Nobel Prize winner.
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