posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 10:10 PM
Don't know about 1895, but I was discussing the change in classes between when we went to school (70's and 80's) and where the emphasis is now with my
kids' 7th grade science teacher. We noted that science and math have really been pushed forward while language arts and social studies have been been
dumbed down unbelievably.
My son (8th grade) is currently in Algebra Foundations (I took that in 9th) and his science class encompassed chemistry (10th grade for me) and
physics (11th grade). My daughter (7th grade) worked on math over the summer, so is in Algebra I (my 10th grade class) and her science class is
studying the genetics & mendel squares I got in 9th grade.
In the meantime, the social studies is so dumbed down I couldn't believe the textbook. Thankfully, my kids have teachers that pretty much ignore the
book and dive into the material in an interesting fashion. In language arts, they are still doing GUIDED READING! Like, turn on the CD player and
read along - for 7th and 8th grade! It's driving my daughter so insane, we cut a deal with the school to put her on independent study. She's 7th
grade, will independent study 8th for the rest of the year, then skip to 9th grade English next year.
I joked to the science teacher that it's because TPTB need workers who can work, but can't read or remember history. I'd have felt a lot better if
she had laughed.
edit on 18-2-2013 by Mountainmeg because: (no reason given)