A teacher I spoke with the other day said, “kids are dumber today.” I disputed but felt as if I were in the minority. She said kids have less cultural literacy and have less grammatical knowledge and have fewer insights.
I asked if this was a result of diminished expectations and less access, but I was overruled in the extreme.
What do you think? Is this the norm? Are kids worse off? Are kids dumber? Or, are thet accessing less?