margielyle Wrote:
Jul 30, 2012 10:23 AM
Yes! But let's also consider that half - perhaps more - of the time spent in K-12 fails to educate or challenge our kids. Freshman level English was standard high school fare 50 years ago; remedial math classes at universities were unheard of, as of course were all too many of the majors offered today. An emphasis on information that facilitates job performance - reading comprehension, writing skills, basic algebra, and computer skills - must replace the feel-good, easy-A classes. And vo-tech has to be reestablished as a worthy undertaking.