"Can / May I ask you a question?"

Katharine The Grate katharinethegrate at COMCAST.NET
Tue Dec 2 06:44:14 UTC 2008

Oh, I get it!  It's like:  "May I interrupt?"  and  "May I speak?"

As soon as the phrase is said, it's a done deal.

Katharine in N. California

"(testing) just canÕt dominate the curriculum to an extent where we
are pushing aside those things that will actually allow children to
improve and accurately assess the quality of the teaching that is
taking place in the classroom.Ó

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