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Old May 13th 16, 06:41 AM posted to rec.games.chess.misc
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In many Western countries, university teachers are complaining about the
educational situation in public media. The students expect them to
function as helicopter parents that guide them to success, and if the
student fails, then it's the teacher's fault.

If kids were to be taught board games, such as chess, then they would
acquire psychological tenacity, and learn that it is only you yourself
who is responsible for the situation. They would also learn to tolerate
defeat. At least since the Bronze Age, humanity has had an obsession
with board games, as evinced by the many board game depictions and game
artifacts at archaeological sites. Viking kids played Tablut (Hnefatafl)
and trained swimming. Aztec nobles had an obsession with the game
Patolli. They could often be seen walking the streets of Tenochtitlan
with a Patolli board under the arm. In the ancient temple at Kurna in
Egypt there are more than 70 board games painstakingly carved into the
roofing slabs, dating from different epochs in history. In Gloucester
Cathedral many Fox and Geese boards are incised on the stone seats.
Crete is littered with Mancala patterns carved into the rock.

Arguably, if only chess could become part of the curriculum in school,
it would do much to help the situation. Interestingly, the US Congress
has officially declared St Louis the chess capital of the nation. It is
due to the fact that Rex Sinquefield has put tens of millions of dollars
into the game.
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36257742

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Good report Mr. Winther! I read the same thing about St. Louis and 'Chess City USA' though it failed to mention Webster Univ.

Bill Gates and his particular friend Warren Buffett once offered a NY borough $100,000 to try bridge teaching at a HS for a year, since, said Bill, Bridge has all the things lacking in American management, business and political. the borough turned them down since it was academically insufficient, whatever that can mean these days.

It will be same with chess if Congress ever considered making it a curriculum item — that it will be generally too broad in claimed benefits to warrant inclusion. Fatuously such statements regularly issued from the 27th educationally ranked country in the world.

Phil Innes



On Friday, May 13, 2016 at 1:42:21 AM UTC-4, M Winther wrote:
In many Western countries, university teachers are complaining about the
educational situation in public media. The students expect them to
function as helicopter parents that guide them to success, and if the
student fails, then it's the teacher's fault.

If kids were to be taught board games, such as chess, then they would
acquire psychological tenacity, and learn that it is only you yourself
who is responsible for the situation. They would also learn to tolerate
defeat. At least since the Bronze Age, humanity has had an obsession
with board games, as evinced by the many board game depictions and game
artifacts at archaeological sites. Viking kids played Tablut (Hnefatafl)
and trained swimming. Aztec nobles had an obsession with the game
Patolli. They could often be seen walking the streets of Tenochtitlan
with a Patolli board under the arm. In the ancient temple at Kurna in
Egypt there are more than 70 board games painstakingly carved into the
roofing slabs, dating from different epochs in history. In Gloucester
Cathedral many Fox and Geese boards are incised on the stone seats.
Crete is littered with Mancala patterns carved into the rock.

Arguably, if only chess could become part of the curriculum in school,
it would do much to help the situation. Interestingly, the US Congress
has officially declared St Louis the chess capital of the nation. It is
due to the fact that Rex Sinquefield has put tens of millions of dollars
into the game.
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36257742

Mats Winther
http://two-paths.com/bg/

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M Winther wrote:

In many Western countries, university teachers are complaining about the
educational situation in public media. The students expect them to
function as helicopter parents that guide them to success, and if the
student fails, then it's the teacher's fault.

If kids were to be taught board games, such as chess, then they would
acquire psychological tenacity, and learn that it is only you yourself
who is responsible for the situation. They would also learn to tolerate
defeat.


Unless the damned helicopter parents run interference for their
brats at chess tournaments. Those people are so annoying.

.... Interestingly, the US Congress has officially declared St Louis the
chess capital of the nation. ....


Shows you what bull**** comes out of Congress.


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On Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 9:07:25 PM UTC-6, Jack Ryan wrote:
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M Winther wrote:


.... Interestingly, the US Congress has officially declared St Louis the
chess capital of the nation. ....


Shows you what bull**** comes out of Congress.


Well, everyone knows that New York City is the Chess capital of the U.S.A., but naturally they wouldn't want to say _that_, as it would just reinforce stereotypes about Chess. They even have the same stereotype in Russia...

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