Facts are Lazy, Facts are Late : The Decay of Truth!
Thinking Skills vs Facts; Turnaround Efforts with TRI and Gillian Williams
During today’s show, we discuss the following topics during our first segment:
- From EducationNext, we discuss Chester Finn’s piece entitled: Emphasis on Thinking Skills over Facts in Schools Contributes to Truth Decay.
- Are teachers teaching thinking skills devoid of facts?
- What is the difference between math/science facts and social studies facts? Is there room for interpretation?
- What does Finn mean when he talks about “curricular squeamishness”?
In our second segment, we interview Ms. Gillian Williams, President of The Rensselaerville Institute. During our interview, Gillian and the gang discuss how TRI and their turnaround efforts are effective, what “durable change” looks like, and the key areas of successful educational change.
In our final segment, Robby leads us through the “Top Ten Most Controversial Education issues in US History.”