“Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.” -Dan Quayle
It wasn’t that long ago that I myself was a student, and of course over the past decade-and-a-half I’ve been very heavily involved in education — both formally and informally — at a huge variety of levels. And over time, education methods have not only changed, but they continue to change, not always necessarily for the better.
Well, this week’s Ask Ethan is all about one of the most basic skill sets we all develop: literacy. The way we teach basic language skills have changed dramatically over the past few decades, and continue to change.
The questions, of course, are is it changing for the worse, and what should we do about it?
On this week’s Ask Ethan, we take a look at both the small and large pictures. Go read the whole thing.