This podcast, Your Son Isn’t Lazy — How to Empower Boys to Succeed, has some great insights into boys and learning. If you listen closely, you may also notice some unspoken implications concerning our [the government’s] enlightened ways in educating children, which are causing the very problems that seem to increase with each generation.
My three maxims for education are these:
1. The person most responsible for your education is you.
2. The people most responsible for a child’s education is his or her parents.
3. Learning never ends.
If we adhered to these, would we constantly be trying to reinvent education, only to see it spiral further out of control?
P.S. Also check out Why Arizona’s Plan To Teach Kids Cursive Is Great For Kids where we learn, among other things, handwriting “engages the brain more deeply in creative thinking” and “strengthens students’ memories.”
Great post, Darrick. You have a strong voice for speaking on social and cultural issues. Keep it up, sir!