The Best Of Our Knowledge #1205

Oct 23, 2013

There is growing controversy around the country about the Common Core education standards that almost every state is adopting.  Some of that controversy is just political posturing and blow-hardiness.  But one element may be worth listening to: the teaching of cursive writing is not part of the standards. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear from a handwriting expert who thinks cursive writing is a disappearing skill that is still vital.

We'll also hear about an entire language that is disappearing, get commentary about shiny objects in the classroom...and spend an academic minute with the rocks in your cell phone.