IDEAS WORTH CONSIDERING
Ideas Worth Considering- "A fervent plea for reforming American schools." -- Kirkus Reviews
What is Reading Swizzle?
Reading Swizzle podcast will present educational ideas that agitate the status quo.
Reading Swizzle starts today with an episode wrapped around a book. The author’s ideas are indeed worth considering and acting upon.
· The book is BOLD.
· The book shows that shared knowledge matters.
· The book shows that we must build background knowledge in our schools by teaching content.
These phrases in the title seized my attention-
Educate a Citizen
What is the book?
How to Educate a Citizen- the Power of Shared Knowledge to Unify a Nation. It is written by an acclaimed author and researcher—Dr. E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
Why did I choose Dr. Hirsch’s book and ideas?
He discusses the need for commonality in what students learn in American Schools.
He believes shared knowledge will tilt the balance in favor of equality, democracy, and academic achievement
Hirsch created the nonprofit Core Knowledge Foundation.
Only a well-rounded, knowledge-specific curriculum can impart needed knowledge to all children and overcome inequality of opportunity.
- E. D. Hirsch, Jr., Core Knowledge Foundation Chairman and Founder
Why Knowledge Matters (2016)