Education Often Defies Evolution
When I’d urge my son in grammar school to overcome his perceived obstacles, he’s say, “Dad, I realize in ‘days of yore’ you walked to school barefoot, through the snow, and wrote with pieces of coal on a wall.” I’d remind him that the walk was uphill in both directions.
But he was right in this regard: I had far better teachers in grammar school than, on average, kids have today, and far more safety in high school than kids have today. My wife and I are products of inner-city, public schools in the most densely populated city in the US at the time (and may still be today). Not all changes represent progress, particularly in education.
How’d that “remote learning” work out for you? What about “new math”?