Education SIG

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Fri Feb 15 03:08:52 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 08:07 -0900, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Feb 12, 2008 9:31 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> > Sure, count me in. We're investigating introducing Linux as an
> > educational tool within the prisons system. We're in the politics and
> > grants stage. They keep me hidden. <grins hugely> Ric
> That's a fascinating challenge.
> I wonder how much more freedom of movement you have in such an adult
> education situation, versus a standardized public school system.
> I've had a good constructive talk with an educator here, who was a
> technology specialist before moving into administration, and he's
> related to me what he thinks the challenges at getting teachers using
> open software.  There can be significant inertia against change in the
> classroom.
> But I wonder if the same forces acting against change exist in adult
> education situations.

That's the FUN part! There are always forces acting against change. It's
apt that the Moore Scottish clam motto is "Break that which is hard with
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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