- Nov 28, 2003
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I'm less concerned (to an extent) about the nuance between teaching the best available information versus complete and utter accuracy (even though I know this has a level of importance).Here's an even bigger, and more fun one. The fun of teaching physics. You need to teach relativity but teachers won't mention that relativity is wrong. It's just the best explanation we have for the way physics happens in the macroverse. But I'm about facts so I would teach relativity for a year then mention, "BTW, everything I taught you is inaccurate. But it's the best we have"
I'm more concerned about whether teachers are teaching kids to think for themselves and to learn to think critically.
I think the biggest disservice we do to kids is to indoctrinate them to a political ideology or to turn them into activists (on either side of politics).