“We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks.”
we lived in the suburbs for a bit when my kids were little. a supposed "fantastic" school district. i had to relearn basic math to help them w/ their homework. both of my kids hated school then. we moved back to the city and enrolled them in montessori style school. they not only began to enjoy school but excel.As an ex-high school teacher and ex-college professor, I am anti-common core advocate. It's absurdity goes beyond all comprehension - and I believe is a high factor in the dwindling rate of achievement of American students. No country with high statistics for academic scores use common core as a teaching method.