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Valerie Netto

Horse Trainer Riding Instructor, American Riding Instructors Association

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How would we treat each other if we were not controlled by a need to be right?

We all have areas of life that we are passionate about like religion, politics and horse training. We all think we are right, marriages end, families are torn apart and through history we have died trying to prove it. Why, and if the saying "would you rather be right or would you rather be happy" appeals to so many of us why do we cling so tenaciously to the need to be right? HINT:
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Topics: polotics religion

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  • Dec 22 2011: We are teaching children that 'being right' is the same as intelligence. The high-stakes testing is demoralizing to children because it reduces them to a score rather than valuing how they think and what they contribute to the world. I am hoping beyond hope that the new Common Core State Standards will allow performance testing that reveals creativity and innovation as a value.

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