“A reason we go to school”
November 16, 2005
Here’s an interesting quote from a story by Samuel Friedman in the New York Times (link via Joanne Jacobs). Jim is a stellar math student in a school that has been using a constructivist math curriculum:
"My whole experience in math the last few years has been a struggle against the program," Jim said recently. "Whatever I’ve achieved, I’ve achieved in spite of it. Kids do not do better learning math themselves. There’s a reason we go to school, which is that there’s someone smarter than us with something to teach us."