Misplaced priorities in new curriculum
Re: “Province releases draft of revamped K-4 curriculum,” Oct. 11 Either Minister David Eggen has it somehow wrong or maybe the qualifier applies to those like me who try to balance an understanding of this complex world without falling into extremes of political correctness.
The released draft of a “revamped” K-4 curriculum is a good example of where the priorities of our government are. By Grade 2, our kids are supposed to completely understand what sexual consent means but the knowledge of the multiplication tables is relegated to Grade 4. Unbelievable.
The irony is that after that they expect our kids to later on excel at math and other exact sciences.
It appears that the common sense of those who ended up with such goals has been completely obfuscated by what is now a fashionable obsession. By Grade 2, I knew by heart all the arithmetic tables. As for sexual consent and related issues, all were rightly dormant until an older age for a better grasp of more mature concepts.
Tony Fernandes, Edmonton