Since we don’t have kids

I’ve not paid much attention to how things are being taught these days. Apparently a lot has changed in 30 years. I saw this article and wondered whether anyone in the blog has kids participating in this method of teaching, and what they think of it:

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2013/0814/Is-your-student-competent-A-new-education-yardstick-takes-the-measure

This actually may have a lot to do with financial issues down the road, and DR in particular, because this lesson approach puts a lot more emphasis on figuring out where some obstacle is holding up the works, and taking responsibility for changing it. That mental discipline is sorely lacking in a lot of adults, and it’s in the background for a lot of the issues we talk about here. So I’m very curious what parents might think of this alternate method of teaching. Maybe/hopefully it creates a different mindset that would avoid those problems before they became problems. Comments?