Today is

   "A word to the wise ain't necessary --  
          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
					-Bill Cosby

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Miracle of Modern Education

My children, who are spending seven hours a day in school, will be receiving a wondrously content-free education. That's quite a feat, if you think about it.

(And we're talking about the "best" school district in one of the highest-ranked state school systems in the country.)

They will be learning "skills," though. You know, like nunchuck skills, bowhunting skills, computer hacking skills...


Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

No content? In Kansas?!?

Are they just picking up on that "learn how to learn, not drill and kill" theory that is being dumped elsewhere?

August 27, 2008 5:34 PM  
Blogger stewdog said...

Hey, CIV, glad to see you back. How was the trip to the Land Of San Fran Nan?

August 27, 2008 8:16 PM  
Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

SD, the trip was great, thanks. Got back last night. I sent an email to the rumpus account about some of the highlights.

Now to find a local source for Scharffen Berger Chocolate bars...

August 27, 2008 8:56 PM  
Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I guess we're not in Kansas anymore...

At least I know that my kids are learning a lot. Korean school during the day, me teaching them evenings.

Jeffery Hodges

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August 28, 2008 2:37 AM  
Blogger Kate Marie said...

CIV, well, I suppose I'm exaggerating a little, but only a little. The teachers are very enamored of this idea that they're teaching them "skills." I think science and "social studies" are the subjects that have most potential for content, but even there the teacher went on about how the curriculum was geared toward the "experiential." Cashew had some geography last year. I was happy to see that, at least.

P. S. Your trip sounds wonderful. Glad you had a good time!

August 28, 2008 7:08 AM  
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August 28, 2008 7:09 AM  
Blogger Kate Marie said...

Jeffery, Is there some way you can teach *my* kids, too?

August 28, 2008 7:09 AM  
Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

If you can pay for a weekly flight -- me to Kansas or your kids to Seoul.

Jeffery Hodges

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August 28, 2008 1:59 PM  

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