The Republican Party of Texas’ recently adopted 2012 platform accidentally contains a plank that opposes the teaching of “critical thinking skills” in schools, and the party is now stuck with the plank until the next state convention in 2014, a...
That's why we have to keep on trying! This is (no matter if it is a mistake) is simply unacceptable!
Here's a CBC documentary on the silly world of experts, which I mentioned to someone last night and thought I'd post. It's quite good fun, very North American, and has a bit of me in it here and there, if you can handle that.
"Created through collaboration by members of Partnership for 21st Century Skills and the talented folks at FableVision, Above & Beyond is a story about what is possible when communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity take center stage in schools and transform learning opportunities for all kids."