A welcome change in education
The Oregon state governor (Kitzhaber, which I’m sure was on the tip of everyone’s tongue), has a novel new idea:
Have kids assigned to their proficiency level, rather than their age. As the granddaughter of a woman who worked her way through a one-room schoolhouse and on to college at 16, I like this idea. All kids are different, and learn at different speeds, and trying to treat them all as if they were one homogenous group is silly.
Some kids will leave school early, which will save the state money, and save them time. Children will not be bored, which save aggravation for the teacher.
Teach the child, not the curriculum. It’s an idea whose time has come.
One last trivial note: Why isn’t there an “education” category?