Isn’t it obvious that kids need to know stuff? Lots of knowledge and skills. The world is complex. Yes, it is obvious but seems to be seems to be getting lost in the fog of ’21st century skills.’ Without knowledge and basic skills–there can be no bright future for students–no matter the banner or latest fad. Here’s a letter that sets us on the right (and obvious path).
And see Diane Ravitch’ op-ed piece from this past Tuesday. Similar message.
I couldn’t agree more! And you? How can we send students out into the world without the basic tools of learning? We cannot in good conscience.