Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Common Core -- will it produce a nation of technocrats?
The sad truth is that we read more and more bits and pieces of even the greatest literature and less and less of the whole novel, play, or story. Our nation is poised to institutionalize this for our children. My greatest fear is that it will only hasten the development of a nation of technocrats, where information has value only by its current usefulness to us, and where how we write or speak becomes secondary to what we say. Perhaps I am worrying that I will be out of a job? Well, I am old and won't be around to see how this works out in a generation or two. But I hope I will be remembered by encouraging people to write well and to read broadly! Nothing can be worse than reading only things which with you know you agree!