We just finished a unit on studies in my college now class and we spent quite a bit of time talking about goals and questions, particularly about the way these things are worded to sway answers.
Today I posed Mr. AP's goal to the class, without telling them where the goal came from:
The teacher will have 80% of her class pass the regents exam.
The kids were up in arms with this goal. One said--what happened to the other 20%, don't they count? Another said--why has 20% been written off?
These kids are a lot more on the ball than Mr. AP. Maybe they should be running the department.