THE CORE CURRICULUM
The next sections deal with the academic curriculum. In essence, they answer the question: what children should study from kindergarten to eighth grade? The basics should be primarily elementary schools. They are most important, and schools have to attend to them. This area covers the academic core of five topics: English; history and geography; arts; mathematics; and science.
It is imperative that you find out whether the school of your child has a coherent and demanding study focused on these key topics. If teachers are not focused on them, the students are not, and this means difficult times in high school and college. The first 8 or 9 years of formal education lay the basis on which all further study and mental habits are based. Without a well-defined sequence of basic academic goals and teachers committed to helping young people reach them, the education of your child is in serious risk.