The Fordham Institute—and Spellings herself—want to toughen the teaching of science. We think thats a superb idea. But a question came to mind as we read Janofskys piece: If we plan to teach more and better science, how will we teach it to those grade school kids who may be several years behind in their reading? This is a very basic question—a question thats almost always left out. At the start of the week, well go over Janofskys report—and well suggest some things Spellings ought to do if she wants to make sure that science is taught to all of Americas children.
We know—this is a creepy topic. Why would anyone care about this? Please dont tell his royal dispenser of topics, Lord Drum, that well be discussing it here. Lets make this a samizdat—something well keep for ourselves.
FORDHAM ON SCIENCE: If you want to read the Fordham report, you know what to do—just click here.