I'm glad I don't teach in Texas.

The final release of the Texas Republican Party platform includes the following plank:

We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs…

Since the government of Texas is controlled by the Republican Party, I have to assume that this plank reflects state policy. After all, who knows what dangerous things can happen if our students are exposed to higher-order thinking skills and critical thinking?




Categories: Math, Teaching & Learning