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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Will America Be Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

High among the priorities for the proposed nation-wide K-12 education standards:

Under the proposed standards for English, for example, fifth graders would be expected to explain the differences between drama and prose, and to identify elements of drama like characters, dialogue and stage directions.
Nice that someone still thinks there'll still be plays in the future.

2 comments:

Aaron Riccio said...

I dunno. To say that "stage directions" are an element of drama? Perhaps of playwriting....

Rob Kozlowski said...

A bold agenda. Most of my college students wouldn't be able to explain those.