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View Diary: Does a Learner-Directed Education Support a Democratic Society? (6 comments)

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  •  I think much of that is valuable. (0+ / 0-)

    Those subjects all exercise the brain in critical ways.  It is important for everyone to have a strong grasp of math and language so as to problem solve and communicate well respectively.  You also have a lot more faith than I do that kids will self-direct.  I see too many kids who seem interested in almost nothing.  The trick is to have the right balance of required classes for well-roundedness and basic skills while leaving enough room for electives and extra-curriculars.

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