>On Jul 31, 2005, at 8:36 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote: > >>This is how examples of good ideas (as I think Kirby's is) end up >>as required elements of state curricula. > >Ideas, no matter how good, stop being good at some point short of >being required elements of state curricula. There is no canon.
Except for kids of semi-affluent semi-educated parents who are headed for a superior score in AP Calculus. Extrapolate to life success.
With that qualification, Lou is correct; for the unwashed masses there is no canon.