Education pendulum has swung too far

School kids in the 21st century, by Maryland GovPics

 

Those of us who grew up in the last century heard all about how easy we had it.

The tirade usually began, “When I was your age …” and continued with the Facts of Life.

These included:

“I had to be up at 3 a.m. to get to school on time. And that was after staying up until 4 a.m. to finish my after-school chores and homework.”

“I had to walk 12 miles to school everyday … through blizzards … uphill. Both ways!”

“We had only one pair of shoes for all of us kids. Every day, two of us got to wear one shoe.”

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Sources for this post include:

CBC’s report on students failing simple geography quizzes

Vancouver Sun: Issues with BC-certified international school in China

Vancouver Sun: New rules for BC-certified international schools

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