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Absolutely Just the basics
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Critical Thinking is Every Bit as Important as Reading and Writing

The average IQ of America is slipping.  I submit that it's because we no longer focus on thinking critically.

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Just the basics

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I don’t think it is anyone’s goal to stop with “just the basics”. But you need reading and writing and math to be able to effectively teach critical thinking for adult life. The fact that we struggle in some schools to graduate a child with even the basics does not indicate a lack of desire, but rather a host of other issues that interferes.

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Trust me, I understand the quandary. In modern schools, teachers are forced to teach "the test", and have little freedom to tackle other...vital...matters.

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Often they are fortunate if they can even teach the test .

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