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with the internet one can pursue self-education like never before, once one is alphabetic and numerate it's a feast for the curious.
Is school even delivering literacy and numeracy?

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jan 26th, 2014 at 08:49:24 AM EST
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i think it's doing the basics, yes.

of course your value of basics will differ!

as zwackus says, if a student has no will to learn there's nothing to be done, but basic alfabetism and numeracy can be taught before the hormonal desire to differentiate and rebel kick in.

if they haven't learnt those basics by adolescence, something's badly wrong not even covered by this diary.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Jan 26th, 2014 at 09:27:57 AM EST
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