June 19, 2014

Wouldn't this be better than common core?

William Logan gives us his ideal elementary-school curriculum which would require all children to learn:

(1) the times tables up to, say, 25;
(2) a foreign language, preferably obscure;
(3) the geography of a foreign land, like New Jersey;
(4) how to use basic hand tools and cook a cassoulet;
(5) how to raise a bird or lizard (if the child is vegetarian, then a potato);
(6) poems by heart, say one per week;
(7) how to find the way home from a town at least 10 miles away;
(8) singing;
(9) somersaults.

With all that out of the way by age 12, there’s no telling what children might do.
Posted by Jill Fallon at June 19, 2014 2:19 PM | Permalink