Thought-provoking article about our tendency to teach what we've always taught just because we've always taught it. Shouldn't school be an exercise in relevant and practical skills and knowledge with real-world, real-life application? When was the last time you used Calculus in your day-to-day activities.
Read the New York Times article here:
For more on this point and an interesting (and quick) read, check out The Saber-Tooth Curriculum by J. Abner Peddiwell. It's an old but still very relevant to today's debate.