Friday, 22 August 2008

What does the National Curriculum have to do with a Mao Tunic?

Jerry Kirkpatrick explains that
"The concept of [a] core curriculum is a product of education czars who think they know what is best for everyone. The government today does not run the clothing industry, but if it did, the "core curriculum" in clothing would probably be the Mao tunic. Instead, our free market in clothing performs extremely well in getting our bodies covered and it does so in a bountiful assortment of styles, colors, and prices."
If only we could have "a bountiful assortment of styles, colors, and prices" in education.

1 comment:

Fidelbogen said...

Core curriculum puts everybody on the same page, so they aren't total strangers to each other. I think there's a lot to be said for such a state of affairs.

Notice that the word is "core" -- which leaves room for variation in the surrounding sectors.

So it's not as bad as it sounds.