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Saturday, June 28, 2008

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Scott Lehman "argues" that change in education should be evolutionary rather than revolutionary.  In a loose quote, "Revolutions are messy, and the body count could be counted in students who suffer."

Slashdot posted an article stating that Louisiana legislation is seeking to get the State BOE to provide schools and teachers with material to allow for more critical thinking. 

Quoting from Slashdot's quote of the Legislation (bold highlight mine):

"The text of the [Louisiana Science Education Act] suggests that it's intended to foster critical thinking, calling on the state Board of Education to 'assist teachers, principals, and other school administrators to create and foster an environment within public elementary and secondary schools that promotes critical thinking skills, logical analysis, and open and objective discussion of scientific theories.' Unfortunately, it's remarkably selective in its suggestion of topics that need critical thinking, as it cites scientific subjects 'including, but not limited to, evolution, the origins of life, global warming, and human cloning.'"

So, all I can say is even in evolution the dinosaurs became extinct.  If we take too long to change education, perhaps our students will die off as well.  The law (at least in Louisiana) may make what Scott wants illegal if we think through it critically.  =)

This, for me, was almost as good as Saturday morning cartoons when I was growing up.
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