The NYT finally confirms what we've been saying for years: that teaching people critical thinking, critical speaking, critical writing, critical listening is essential just so they can function.
Nearly half the executives said that entry-level workers lacked writing skills, and 27 percent said that they were deficient in critical thinking.Line of "Course goals" from our syllabi:
7. Listen, read, speak, and write critically about the relationship between musical styles and cultural histories.Yes--this is what we do: we teach them to think. And yes, it's goddamned essential if you want to have a functional culture. Glad to see that even the Paper of Record gets it.