Talk:The three Rs
The thrid "R"
I believe the THIRD "R" should be "Reckoning". I was told this by a "seasoned" professor at a Midwest Education College. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs) 07:13, August 15, 2007
- I always thought that the 3r were rote, reading and Reckoning Bihco (talk) 19:53, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Basic skills Link
I removed a weasel words tag. Is there any section specifically that you think might have weasel words? --Xer0 05:46, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Overly negative tone?
The longest section in this article slams the three Rs as "dated and obsolete." What about some discussion of the importance of mastering basic skills as a necessary groundwork to higher-level skills? How do students who can't read, write, and do arithmetic learn higher math or develop the critical reading skills necessary for evaluating history textbooks? Am I in error in believing that the expression "3 Rs" refers to the necessity of teaching basic literacy and numeracy as a groundwork, rather than to the exclusion of everything else? I really don't get it, and I'm a social democratic musician and college professor, so it's not like I believe in a narrow, reactionary approach to education. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:05, 28 January 2010 (UTC)
Relevance of five capitals?
I don't understand why there is a link to Five Capitals, other than it is another example of "<number> <noun>". I propose that it is removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Randomgurn (talk • contribs) 14:44, 26 September 2011 (UTC)