When I write my weekly columns (they appear in 12 newspapers now), I often get reader email back. But by far the subject that brings in the most email is whenever I talk about how schools are not really doing a good job of educating anymore.
First, they don't teach phonics. They teach "whole language". And then they can't figure out why kids can't read. Then they no longer make kids memorize their math facts. Counting on your fingers is acceptable. And we wonder why we do so poorly in tests.
Anyway, I came across this YouTube video which brilliantly explains the problem in how schools teach math.
About Me: I'm a Christian author of a bunch of books, and a frequent speaker to women's groups and marriage conferences. Best of all, I love homeschooling my daughters, Rebecca and Katie. And I love to knit. Preferably simultaneously.