I’ve had a few conversations with elementary school teachers in the last week where we discussed what our kids are learning.
Today’s students are taught about things earlier than we were. An example is that algebraic principles are being taught in elementary schools whereas many of us did not learn them before high school.
The teachers shared with me their concern that while their students were ahead of us in many areas they notice a common failure to be able to perform subtraction.
Are we skipping basics by loading up their plates with too much too soon?