Why knowledge matters - Rescuing our children from failed educational theories

How much do I want to read more? 5/10

The book style looks academic. The author's point is for early school years to adopt a common core rather than to adjust spcifically to each individual.
Maybe I didn't get the point. What does he means by "common core": speaking, writing, reading, counting I suppose ? Isn't it already the case?

Prologue - The tyranny of three ideas



Here are the three basic ideas that depressed education in both nations:

The new policies that I recommend: