I developed an interest in education when my children entered the public school system.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Content knowledge vs creativity, "fuel in the bucket"
Our schools should foster creativity, but they must not short-change the teaching of content knowledge. Students need the "fuel".
And while William Butler Yeats was right that “education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire,” it’s also true that it’s easier to ignite a bonfire if there’s fuel in the bucket.
Nicholas D. Kristof in China's Winning Schools - NYT