Saturday, August 27, 2011

Priorities

Mailvox: concerning the questions:
1d. There is zero utility in attempting to teach science to schoolchildren who can't read, can't do math, and will never be scientists. They can't understand it, aren't interested in it, and have no use for it. It makes no difference if you're trying to teach them mainstream scientific theory, iambic tetrameter, or running the 100m dash in five seconds. It isn't ever going to happen. My return question: how can you justify teaching public schoolchildren mainstream scientific theory and not teaching them basic personal economics like how to balance a checkbook or calculate compound interest or basic physical fitness?

No comments: