Kirby Urner posted Mar 4, 2014 8:46 PM (http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9401090): > > On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 8:47 PM, Joe Niederberger > <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote: > > > >Funds get diverted and before you know it, only > the high property tax > > area schools have anything > > > > Your class talk is cute, but the problem is your > idea that grade school > > kids on average cannot program is simply wrong. > > > > Cheers, > > Joe N > > > > A pun on "class talk" cute. However I'll stick to my > guns that high school > is where to start with these new classes, as that's > when they start picking > tracks, more like in college. > > Elementary school is more a bundled package deal and > they have those > extra-curricular computer and chess clubs > (non-credit). > > As HS adapts to the present and opens new doors with > CS-enabled math credit > offerings, elementary schools can't help but take > note and adapt > accordingly. > > I'm a believer in wagging the tail, not the dog, and > see elementary school > as the tail in this case. > > Kirby > I'm not quite getting your point - or your analogy/ metaphor [??] ('tail wagging dog') is inapt.
Elementary school students 'learn new things' that they do not know to begin with.
High school students 'learn new things' that they do not know to begin with.