The following column from Forbes Magazine explores the disastrous education proposal by the Texas Republican Party that seeks to prohibit teachers from “teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills” and “critical thinking skills.” This is shocking!
Ontario, and most North American jurisdictions, are not only promoting the teaching of Higher Order Thinking and critical thinking skills but are trying to find better ways to teach these skills to a broader section of their student populations. This is no accident. Ontario and other jurisdictions are doing this at the behest of business leaders who see these thinking skills as some of the most important skills for the workforce of the 21st century. If the Texas GOP implements this policy then it will reap a disastrous economic harvest in less than a generation.