Why Didn't They Teach Me That In School?
Curriculum is important, but who decides what is important for all of us to learn? For the most part, educational researchers and academics make those choices for all of us. We (the public) are advised that this is what our kids will learn (starting with the basics of the 3R's - Reading, 'Riting and 'Rithmetic), and this is how they will learn (by doing lots of rote and repetition and seat work) and this is how they will be measured (by standardized tests). That approach may