Scene: La Casa de MRP. MRP and S. (age 6 1/2) review a packet of materials that he’s worked on recently in his first grade class. Among them, this:
MRP: What’s this?
S. : That’s editing.
MRP: What’s editing?
S.: It’s when you cross out a mistake and write the answer above it.
Did you hear that, everyone? They are teaching the children editing. In school.
I can’t wait for the next lesson, which I’m certain is going to be “How to Wield Your Red Pen.”