Talk:The three Rs

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The thrid "R"[edit]

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 (talkcontribs) 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[edit]

basic skills is currently linking to Direct Instruction. This does not seem right to me. I am going to change the link back to Basic skills Dbiel (Talk) 00:11, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Weasel Words[edit]

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?[edit]

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)

I do believe in a narrow, reactionary approach to education, and yet (or for that reason) I find myself in full agreement with Mr Kekek. (talk) 16:45, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Relevance of five capitals?[edit]

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 (talkcontribs) 14:44, 26 September 2011 (UTC)