Reading and math. Reading and math. Reading and math. When it comes to the yardstick by which we measure the progress of students, those are the subject areas that most bureaucrats and a few teachers care about.
This new video, posted by Cambridge University, leads to today’s discussion point. What if we exposed more kids to science? Would they get more excited and, in the process, be more interested in learning more about math and reading?
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.