- Jan 2011
The question would be rather why you would assume any primary school teacher would be qualified to talk about topics which he/she is not trained for (and possibly has no personal experience of)...First, this article is from 2001. Second, the article discusses young adults who are “functionally illiterate” in 2000 compared to people “unable to read or write” in 1912.
There has not been much discussion in the last several pages of this thread on what the lessons in the OP involve and I don’t know why you are just assuming the teacher is unqualified here.
As for the first point, its just one more article that illustrates the rather severe problems with basic education (or are you denying they exist?)... if teachers are failing at the basics (which is their job that they are trained for) why do you assume that they can succesfully teach something else ?