Comment: Unless I am misunderstanding the gist...

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Unless I am misunderstanding the gist...

This:

“In 1970 the top three skills required by the Fortune 500 were the three Rs: reading, writing, and arithmetic. In 1999 the top three skills in demand were teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. We need schools that are developing these skills.”

is simply not true. Most kids entering college today can not complete a freshman level math course, can not read well, and are horrible at writing. The teamwork nonsense is all they are used to which gives them a grade after the majority dump all the work on the one conscientious person in the group. That person completes the assignment and everyone else shares the grade that person earned. I've seen it, experienced it, hated watching it happen. They never learn to problem solve because they aren't allowed to think independently and forget interpersonal skills as long as social networks are all they care about. They can't even put the stupid phone down during class and listen.

Nothing wrong with the three R's. It's HOW it is taught, recognizing that each person has a different learning style. That's why homeschooling is so excellent - you custom tune your teaching to your child's learning style and you certainly don't promote group think.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul