“Is anyone else thinking that we should get over our obsession with job readiness and coding and start teaching civics, history and critical thinking again?”
YES. Thanks for speaking it again Mrs. Rumphius.
Read here and share for this beautiful paragraph: “In the most elite private schools and liberal arts colleges students do more than math drills, ELA exercises and an hour of code. They learn how to think. They are empowered to express informed opinions. They are empowered to see themselves as agents of change, to think critically and engage in democracy. But we continue to manage public schools like factories- with economic rather than human, democratic goals. Beneath this reality is an insidious assumption that only our elites should learn how to think and engage critically in the democratic process, and that all everyone else needs is vocational training.”