March 4, 2014

Canada's Math Woes Are Adding Up

Margaret Wente, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

Here’s an idea: If you’ve got a good thing going, wreck it. That is what’s happening in Alberta, where a highly successful education system is being demolished (the education ministry prefers “transformed”) by a faddish, fuzzy notion called “21st Century Learning.” This new style will prepare students for a world of dizzying change, in which “understanding” is much more important than “facts,” which, after all, can be accessed on any mobile device, along with the multiplication tables.

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