Letters: Children must be taught to t...

Letters: Children must be taught to think

There are 7 comments on the El Paso Times story from Mar 19, 2010, titled Letters: Children must be taught to think. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Are our children being taught to think critically or to believe just anything? Both the liberals and conservatives on the Texas Board of Education have their own agendas about the history curriculum in public schools.

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Two Skills

El Paso, TX

#1 Mar 20, 2010
Problem solving and being able to communicate are the two basic skills that students need to learn at a young age. If you can communicate, you can read, write, spell, speak and think, socialize, get along. If you can problem solve you and analyze, see things from different sides, stay motivated to solve a problem, focus the mental aspects of focus. Without these skills, children are just zombies.

Just taking tests in the EPISD is not learning either skill. Just taking tests lets the administrators take credit for short periods of time and get paid well before they move on and do the same thing elsewhere.
one voice

San Antonio, TX

#2 Mar 21, 2010
Two Skills wrote:
Problem solving and being able to communicate are the two basic skills that students need to learn at a young age. If you can communicate, you can read, write, spell, speak and think, socialize, get along. If you can problem solve you and analyze, see things from different sides, stay motivated to solve a problem, focus the mental aspects of focus. Without these skills, children are just zombies.
Just taking tests in the EPISD is not learning either skill. Just taking tests lets the administrators take credit for short periods of time and get paid well before they move on and do the same thing elsewhere.
well-said!
Marc

Mccoy, CO

#3 Apr 1, 2010
I think that 'for starters' they need to ask their parents WHY they have to be 'driven around' in dangerous SATANIC SUVs. Don't these STUPID IDIOTS [children's parents] know SUVs are the most dangerous of vehicles to drive?

See: http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_14800089

Haven't they read: http://www.elmerfudd.us/keythem.htm

Please HELP me with my DISFUNCTIONAL family!
Marc

Mccoy, CO

#4 Apr 1, 2010
Oh! forgot Z link!

Disfunctional families:

>>> http://007mc.com/testing

THX in advance & God Bless!
Question Authority

Triangle, VA

#5 Apr 3, 2010
I can agree. They should be taught HOW to think; not WHAT to think.
Bnt

Pflugerville, TX

#6 Apr 7, 2011
Children need to also be accountable for their actions!
JDC

Copperas Cove, TX

#7 Apr 7, 2011
Marc wrote:
I think that 'for starters' they need to ask their parents WHY they have to be 'driven around' in dangerous SATANIC SUVs. Don't these STUPID IDIOTS [children's parents] know SUVs are the most dangerous of vehicles to drive?
See: http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_14800089
Haven't they read: http://www.elmerfudd.us/keythem.htm
Please HELP me with my DISFUNCTIONAL family!
SUV Dangerous? If a ford focus and an SUV have an accident, which vehicle would you prefer to be in? I choose the SUV.

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