Sunday, April 09, 2006

Thank You, Andy!

Andy Rooney, Sixty Minutes on homogenized testing;

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic

NEW YORK, April 9, 2006
Andy Rooney (CBS)
(CBS) The following is a weekly 60 Minutes commentary by CBS News correspondent Andy Rooney.

Something's wrong here. Any time teaching is done just to help kids pass an exam, it's wrong. The purpose of teaching is to provide an education, not to help kids pass a test.

Subjects like science, art, history and music are being taught very little in a lot of schools. We're going to raise a generation of cultural idiots - people who don't know Beethoven from Mozart, Cezanne from Van Gogh, or Albert Einstein from Charles Darwin.

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