Think Banned Thoughts wrote a really great post about the critical thinking or lack thereof required in school. There are also suggestions for ways to encourage kids to think deeper than the words to increase their abilities to analyze and critically observe their environment.
It’s a really great, articulate, and insightful piece. If you have kids, want kids, or work with kids you should most definitely read this article.
Three cheers for Think Banned Thoughts for making me (and hopefully you) more aware!