Beyond the traditional lessons on reading, writing, and math, schools across America are now teaching their students about another crucially important subject that will build the foundation for the rest of their lives: nutrition.
The fate of an innovative Detroit high school where parenting teens can bring their kids to school for high quality early childhood education, and farmwork is integrated into the curriculum, is all but sealed. But they're not going down without a fight.
Pinning the ills of the state's educational system on school gardens? What's next? Blaming the deep recession on Michelle Obama's White House garden because it takes the president's attention off more weighty problems?
Caitlin Flanagan has written a surprisingly harsh critique of including gardens in our public schools. In a nutshell, she states that pursuing this activity over and above the three R's will turn our children into illiterate sharecroppers.