Back before conservatives decided in the name of expediency to go all in for this "let the children decide" hogwash, high school was where the basics were drilled in. With a thorough understanding of the basics, you then went on in college and graduate school to find "more/better ways to understand the world with new scientific theory." Over time, that's proved a pretty effective way of making scientific "progress."
But I guess all that rote "learning" stuff is old hat these days. The "new age" way is to let ignorance "organically flower" into insight. Can't you just feeeel the freedom?
[[Back before conservatives decided in the name of expediency to go all in for this “let the children decide” hogwash, high school was where the basics were drilled in.]]
mmm- Yes, the ‘basics’, like how Negros were inferior, how slavery was the right thing to do, how women were second class citizens underserving of a vote
Best to keep drilling it into the heads of kids that Macroevolution -despite evidence to the contrary, is still perfectly possible, when infact, it isn’t- Best to just keep that hypothesis alive and thriving. Best not to quesiton it or point out hte problems with it.
Call me crazy, but I don’t think we’re going to see any cutting edge theoretical constructs coming out of high school kids.
Sure, but thats a straw man. The point of letting children question science is to equip them be be analytical in their thinking and not just blindly accept the “science” or “fact” coming out of an “expert.”
Had we equipped children like this years ago we may not have created the generation of global warming crazies that put the current clown in the whitehouse.
Whats wrong with teaching children to think critically? If you’re a teacher it may be time for you to retire...
Not likely considering the state of public education in this country today. That's why homeschooling is doing so well.
You stated “...pretty effective way of making scientific ‘progress.’” Are you serious? Are you trying to make the statement that American schools have made progress even though the Japanese and Indian high school students have out paced American students in tests and college aptitude by almost 2:1?
Make sure you know what you are talking about before you type on that little keyboard thingy next time!
I think they should come up with a catchy name for this new approach. Call it something like "Whole Science" or "New Science" or something like that.