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Sacramento City Unified School District Superintendent Jonathan Raymond, who is leaving his job at the end of the month after four years, wrote the following response to a recent column by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman on the average performance of U.S. 15 year olds in reading, math and science on the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment.

By Jonathan Raymond

In “Can’t We Do Better?” (Sunday, December 8), New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman writes that the recent results of the Program for International Student Assessment or PISA “wasn’t pretty for the home team, ” underscoring what should be an embarrassing and tragic wakeup call for U.S. education policy makers and practitioners. Given in 65 cities and countries around the world, PISA measures how well 15-year-olds apply math, science and reading skills to solve real-world problems.

What is embarrassing is that in the last 10 years U.S. results have remained flat while other countries such as Vietnam have moved ahead of us. What’s tragic is the widening inequity among educational systems within our own country: Students in Massachusetts, which for the first time participated in the PISA separately from the U.S., scored within the top 10 in the world in reading, science and math. Meanwhile, the U.S. as a whole ranks 17th in math and reading and 21st in science.

While Mr. Friedman is short on specific next steps we should be taking to reverse and accelerate our trajectory, he cites futurist Marina Gorbis’ theory that America must conquer the “motivational divide” between those who are self-motivated and attack learning with grit and perseverance (social-emotional skills) and those who do not. He also cites PISA manager Andreas Schleicher as saying that all the best performing school systems empower students to feel like “they personally can make a difference in their own outcomes.” This form of meta-cognition is referred to as a “growth mindset” by Stanford Professor Carol Dweck.

Fortunately, a national movement to teach these skills to our children — and to adults in the educational system — is taking hold. Recently, eight urban school districts from around the country met in Nashville to share what has been learned in the effort to bring Social and Emotional Learning to schools and classrooms. These districts are part of a cross-district initiative supported by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL).

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by karmadas

I've read the list you provided - instances where your gf got jealous. When I interact with someone that has an upset or a problem, I ask them about two things in particular: what is their perception of the problem and, what are their strategies and solutions to resolve the problem.
From what you describe, she perceives that she has a problem with jealousy. Her strategy to resolve her problem involves you making changes in your behaviour so that she doesn't feel emotions that makes her uncomfortable.
The fact that she wants you to made adjustments to accomidate her distress reflects an immaturity and a lack of understanding on her part

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