October 25, 2010
There is no proof the rote facts we push on children in elementary school make them smarter or give them advantage in life. Elementary school, as its currently taught, is a colossal insignificance. What makes children smarter? We don't know. Some theories say intelligence is genetic, some say environmental. I say (with a nod to Dumbledore) that love makes children smarter. Love, good food, and access to the world.