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  • Quote of the Day

    Posted by Jonathan on August 4th, 2005 (All posts by )

    Sometimes I suspect that the people who say rote learning and learning facts stifle thought are people who had lousy ideas and facts got in their way.

    Ginny

     

    2 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

    1. Lex Says:

      I think the main reason is it is boring to teach, and teachers prefer to do other things than make people learn facts. Same reason phonics fell into disfavor. It is boring and demanding to teach. Also, in both cases, there are right and wrong answers. Teachers don’t like that, since it means that some kids will be shown to not know something they were supposed to have been taught. Also, it would mean confronting parents who think little Waldo or Gladys is Gifted, but if fact doesn’t know jack sh*t about anything.

    2. Dove Says:

      Amen. Preach it.