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VIDEO: Jerry Brown finds out about 'mathematical poems'
SacBee ^ | 8/22/2012

Posted on 08/22/2012 11:04:02 PM PDT by Selene

SAN FRANCISCO -- Gov. Jerry Brown, visiting a school this morning to promote his November ballot initiative to raise taxes, stepped inside for a moment before the media with a sixth-grade math and science class.

It was first period, so the Democratic governor asked the students what they'd learned the previous day.

"We learned about, like, some poems and stuff," one student said.

"Poems?" Brown said. "I thought this was math."

"Yeah," the student said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: jerrybrown
California - bizzaro world.
1 posted on 08/22/2012 11:04:09 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Selene

California - a few years ahead of America if Obama is reelected. You don’t need real learning if you have a strong teacher’s union.

2 posted on 08/23/2012 1:45:23 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Selene

For sixth grade they are learning poems in math class.

I remember sixth grade math. It was my first “serious” math book, without any pictures. Just a yellow cover. And no, I didn’t have any time to “learn poems”. It was a tough math year.

We are doing our kids a terrible disservice.

3 posted on 08/23/2012 2:18:49 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Selene

A dozen, a gross, and a score: Plus three times the square root of four: Divided by seven: Plus five times eleven: Is nine squared and not a bit more.


4 posted on 08/23/2012 2:41:57 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack
I use that poem every day at work. More useful than the quadratic formula or Pythagorean Theorem.
5 posted on 08/23/2012 3:53:33 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Selene

We’ve been doing this for years.

9 times 7 is 63
Think of a rabbit climbing a tree.

6 posted on 08/23/2012 4:18:01 AM PDT by fulltlt
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To: Grampa Dave; Ernest_at_the_Beach; thouworm; CutePuppy; Condor51

I guess the $100,000 Cali meter maids also learned poems in math class (/snix).

In Hermosa Beach California, they defended $100,000 meter maid jobs——positions that do not require much more than the ability to drive a standard transmission car and have a high school diploma.

Remember the nmuerous cities in California and elsewhere venturing closer to bankruptcy.....and the lucrative and often-unjustifiable salaries bestowed on govt employees – and the lofty pension benefits attached to the high pay.

“Meter maids” – are making nearly $100,000 a year in total compensation, according to city documents.There are 10 parking enforcement employees for the 1.3-square-mile beach city southwest of downtown Los Angeles, and they pull down some disproportionate compensation, considering their job functions. In fact, the two highest-earning employees for fiscal year 2011-12 are estimated to have made more than $92,000 and $93,000, respectively.... The other eight parking-enforcement employees make from $67,367 to $84,267 in total compensation.

Retirement costs for these 10 employees “from [fiscal year 2011-12] through their retirement age at 62 was nearly $1.6 million, and the medical costs for these employees from this fiscal year to their retirement at age 62 would be $1,353,827.” Excluding salaries, the [retirement] contributions and medical costs for the 10 employees performing parking enforcement will cost, on average, nearly $300,000 apiece.”

Aside from the personnel costs, there has been criticism that parking meter operations have been mismanaged.....w/ nonfunctioning parking meters, a backlog in disputed parking tickets and problems with the accounting for revenue.

7 posted on 08/23/2012 4:24:58 AM PDT by Liz
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CALI DEPT OF CORRECTIONS POEMS Seems this tax-sucking latino worked for Cali's San Bernardino County Dept of Corrections--was before Judge Judy's court. Told Judge Judy he worked 9 mos and got 3 mos time off to be with his "children"---one of whom was college age.

Judge Judy asked him how he supported himself those 3 mos----he said he collected UI. Seems for nine years the Dept of Corrections calculately "laid him off" and rehired him 3 mos later.

NOTE falsifying govt documents to get UI tax dollars is AKA government fraud.

Now when he was "laid off" to be with his "children," he was traveling to be with his girlfriend---she was suing him for a $4000 loan---which was why they were in JJ's court.

JJ was incensed---is going to send videotape to Congress to show that cases like this are the reason the economy is in the ditch.


8 posted on 08/23/2012 4:30:11 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
I don't think $100,000 is too much pay for being a Meter Maid in Kalifornia.

Years ago I had a 'friend' (He was a Regional Sales Manager) who was transfered from the Chicago Metro Area to San Diego. His company had to almost double his salary AND pay the difference in his housing costs so his living standard didn't change.

I wouldn't live in CA if I was dead. ;-)

9 posted on 08/23/2012 5:32:06 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Selene

“What is an acrostic?”
Jer; that’s when you put a sticky note across your big gob. Feel free to do so.

10 posted on 08/23/2012 6:51:58 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: fulltlt

Schoolhouse Rock! We bought a DVD with the entire collection on it. Loved it when I was a kid. The math stuff was cool, but “No More Kings” was my favorite.

11 posted on 08/23/2012 6:57:34 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: scrabblehack

Cosine, Secant, Tangent, Sine, 3.14159

12 posted on 08/23/2012 7:06:42 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: jaydubya2

There once was a young man named Fisk,
Whose fencing was extremely brisk,
So fast was his action,
The Lorentz contraction,
Foreshortened his foil to a disk.

13 posted on 08/23/2012 7:50:27 AM PDT by Just Another Lurker (I'll go back to sitting in my corner now)
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To: Selene
There are poems which could help for learning numbers.

"This old man, he played one..."

But by sixth grade they should have progressed beyond that.

14 posted on 08/23/2012 10:15:47 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Selene






15 posted on 08/23/2012 12:01:28 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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