Here is my question. Many schools think it is top priority to just focus on teaching Math and Science to the students. But what about literature and writing? It seems to me that many schools are giving them the boot without realizing how vital they really are! Individuals cannot do much academically and careeer-wise without knowing how to read and write. Reading helps develop the imagination, it helps us visualize things in our minds, and it helps us understand things better. Writing helps provide us with good communication skills and so much more.
So why does it seem that many schools focus on reading and writing like they do with math and science? I think Reading and writing is the base that everything else, such as Science and math, branches off of.
I brought this topic up with my Math teacher yesterday and she agreed with me. She also believes that the reason this is happening is because schools are primarily focusing on the CAT tests.
So what are your opinions?
PS: I know Science and Math are very important, I just think schools need to better educate their students on Science, Math, Reading, & Writing. What happened to the three R's?