Sunday, September 25, 2016

Things They DON'T Teach In School ...


As time passes by, the list of things that are no longer taught in school lengthens accordingly. The problem is, what skills/knowledge replaces these abandoned things is something of a mystery. 

To get an understanding of how our students spend their school day, please ...


HELP US COMPILE THESE LISTS:*

THINGS NO LONGER TAUGHT IN SCHOOL

  • State capitols
  • Learning From Failure!
  • Location of States, Major Geographic Features, at least for the USA!
  • Cursive writing
  • Writing/Using An Outline
  • Diagramming Sentences/Basics of Grammar
  • Patriotism/Patriotic Songs
  • Roman Numerals
  • Keeping A Checkbook
  • Common Sense!

THINGS ON THE 'ENDANGERED' LIST

  • Telling Time Using A Clockface
  • Math Drills
  • Counting Back Change
  • Spelling/Grammar/Proofreading
  • Vocabulary Building
  • The Constitution & Its Meaning/Application
  • Note-taking
  • How To Focus

THINGS THEY SHOULD BE TEACHING, BUT DON'T

  • PHONICS !!!!!!!
  • Money Management (And Establishing/Keeping Good credit)
  • How To Think
  • How To Communicate Effectively
  • Time Management
  • Basic First Aid
  • Manners
  • Finding A Job
  • Mediation of Basic Differences


* We're not interested in hearing about exceptions to the norm. We're sure there's plenty of them. We're looking for patterns of change.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Reading. Writing. Math. Science.

Charlie Hubbard said...

Great posting Scats - allow me too add 2 items
#1 We are expecting our kids to be ready for the competitive (real) world being taught by people who know nothing of competition.
#2 Your outstanding posting demonstrates how the public education monopoly is drowding in liberalism and socialism.

Anonymous said...

A publicized District wide Lockdown drill in Greece tomorrow... Anybody else want to weigh in on a perfect opportunity for creating a PERFECT COVER!!!??? Ignorance at the highest level!

SCATS said...

To 7:42PM ~~ Interesting idea! What do YOU think they are trying to cover?

Anonymous said...

Any reports out of Odyssey or Arcadia about todays events? Perhaps a District level warning to parents and students. See something, Say something for tomorrow?

Anonymous said...

Tasers and pepper spray Oh MY! But only one arrest! Yes folks, your kids are kinda safe but not really. Its the Gonna but Can't Save kids District!