“School Days, School Days
Dear old Golden Rule Days
Reading and writing and ‘rithmatic
Taught to the tune of the hickory stick”
How many of you remember that song? It certainly does not describe where education is going today. If two of the things mentioned in the opening of the song were practiced in most schools today the teacher would be fired. Can’t have “The Golden Rule” (too Biblical, religion in the schools) and a “hickory stick”? Child brutality, with a guaranteed prison term.
I remember my own school days in the 1940’s. I frankly was bored from kindergarten to grade three. The Dick and Jane books, now considered collectible classics, were lame as my parents started me reading before I entered school. I will never forget The Wind in The Willows series that my mom read to me as a child. I was also big into comic books: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Buck Rogers had better story lines than offered in school. The school librarian resisted my desire to read older books. I was ready for The Hardy Boys , but they insisted The Bobbsey Twins was better for me. And now there are groups saying the Twins were racist…
It was not until 4 th Grade when Mrs. Radachy became my teacher that I truly enjoyed school. She not only let me read what I wanted but also encouraged me to write stories. And to even be in plays. During my teaching years I used to say it was not just me who entered the classroom, it was Mrs. Radacy and several others I could name who greatly influenced me in the classroom. Sad they would not be permitted to teach in our public schools today.
In our classes we did not have time to study […]
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