Monday, September 30, 2013

My article on the sham approval process of state science standards in today's Herald-Leader

Here is an excerpt of my op-ed on Kentucky's science standards in today's Lexington Herald-Leader:
This is the problem with science education, we are told: students have memorized too many facts. Their heads are bursting with them. There is not enough room in their tiny little brains for an understanding of how these facts should be applied because all the room is currently taken up by facts. There is simply no space in those fact-crowded little heads for scientific applications. 
This may be the first time anyone has argued that the problem with our schools is that students know too much.
Read more here.

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