To: Best and Brightest
Grandpa was right. Students who have taken even a single year of Latin and/or Greek score much higher on SATs and most other measures than do students who have not studied Latin and Greek. Educators stopped requiring Latin and Greek because they require a fair amount of rote memory in the first year of study and rote memory might bore poor Johnny,
No, they stopped requiring Latin and Greek, because it would required TEACHERS who themselves understood Latin and Greek. It's hard enough to find teachers who understand proper English grammar, or high-school algebra. Teachers these days come from the lowest SAT stratum.
posted on 11/18/2012 6:17:19 PM PST
(political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
It's hard enough to find teachers who understand proper English grammar, or high-school algebra. Teachers these days come from the lowest SAT stratum.
I'd hate to say how many grade-school teachers I have taught to add fractions.
posted on 11/19/2012 4:13:41 AM PST
by Smokin' Joe
(How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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