Teaching to another test? No thank you, but I do agree that we have to focus on showing our children how to think critically. That starts at home.
Children are naturally inquisitive and we have to help hone their thought processes and encourage them to keep asking questions. Unfortunately we live in a society that indulges the consumerism aspects of technology while showing no intellectual interest in the science of what is around us.
Critical thinking won’t start in the classroom until we get past the barrier of stifling critical thinking at home.
Here is a link to his article.