I was happy to read the letter from the gentleman regarding education and “critical thinking” (“The Bandwagon effect,” Aug. 30.).
As a substitute teacher, I see teachers everyday …
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As a substitute teacher, I see teachers everyday teaching critical thinking, beginning in Kindergarten with concepts like “guesstimating.”
I was thinking, since you’re so interested, might I suggest you volunteer in the classroom and help over-burdened teachers with this task? While you’re at it, take in some boxes of copy paper, Kleenex, crayons, notebooks, markers, etc. for the underpaid teachers and underfunded schools.
As far as critical thinkers go, regarding your veiled political comment, I think Historians are generally critical thinkers and I don’t think the country’s current “curriculum” is going to receive an “A” in the history books!
Diana Wilson, Westminster
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