This Scientist’s Ideas Of What Testing Does To Kids Is Really, Really On Point
There are certain skills that schools need to make sure kids have. The ol’ “Reading, Writing, Arithmetic” is a starting point, but there's an entire realm of education that our kids need to know — and some are not getting it.
Lawrence Krauss here asserts here that perhaps equally important as “The Three R’s” is teaching the ability to think.
To reason, to find answers after asking questions. That is, after all, the essence of learning once you get past the basics.
When things kinda go off the rails is when local school boards get to decide what is taught. Those are largely made up of individuals who have no educational training. Sometimes, school board members even come from extremist backgrounds, and what the students are required to learn then suffers accordingly.