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You recall days of plugging “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” into a typewriter again and again. Nowadays, kids' fingers get enough flexing from texting.
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You daughter (or, son) won’t be donning an apron during the school day anytime school. Cooking, cleaning, hygiene, and other family-oriented classes have become extinct, but some parents are fighting to revive them. Their argument? That teaching kids how to cook could help battle obesity in America.
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Some schools have shunned cursive classes all together, but there are still a few that will teach it (with fewer lessons) in third grade. In the past, most kids would continue to study penmanship until the fifth or sixth grades.
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Popular in classrooms during the 60s and 70s, Latin veni, vidi, vici-ed into the curriculum and then disappeared all together.
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Can you imagine the waiver parents would have to sign today if their children were working with saws and hammers? It would never happen.
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