Friday, November 25, 2016

Biology teachers need to do better

Carrot grown by child in B362
If you teach biology, and think that a child who can spout off the nucleotides found in DNA knows anything more about this world than the earthworm drowned in an April puddle, you need to re-think what you do.

The earthworm knew more, at least before it drowned.

So long as public education worries more about the word than the world, we will continue to elect folks who spew nonsense.

Look at your curriculum.
Look at the child in front of you.
Look at the world.

If all three do not intersect in obvious (and important) ways, then you are not educating a child, you are indoctrinating her.

Public education should not be about serving an economy disconnected from the world.

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