I found the article by Bennett to be not only a perceptive insight, but also an essential foundation for our children's educational needs. I'm in agreement that the three Cs--content, character and choice--definitely should be present, if not included along with the learning skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Providing a curriculum of quality is of the upmost importance, yet our children could possibly be subject to a form of rote education. To restrict the learning experience to the three Rs would only leave us prone to missing out on the advantages of the three Cs!
KATHLEEN R. LARSON