Today she takes on the NEW! way the Alphabet Song is being taught. Her Daughter The Educator is explaining the need for NEW! – although I bet Rhodes Scholars from the USA often learned it exactly the way Ms. Borgman remembers. This is obviously not good enough.
My mother refused to learn the alphabet when she was a tyke…she said very few people use the letters in that order anyway, and if you need to know them in order you can learn them when you need them. My mother, her mother, her father, her aunts and at least one uncle were all TEACHERS.
Let me make two quick points about this while I will wait for My Pixie to show up, and we will begin to practice the Alphabet Song v.1:
First – as soon as Teachers started calling themselves and each other Educators, the price of an education went through the roof, and the quality went through the basement.
Second – we have high school graduates who can’t read, grading systems have been dumbed down so that Everybody Wins…and our “Educators” think one way to fight this is to re-learn a silly little song? Good grief.