http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=287936 Ok, I know this is not homeschool, but it does raise an interesting topic; Memorization of redily abailable facts. Is it a waste of educational time, or one answer to a more rounded educational understanding? I think it is wonderfull! The teachers, like my cousins PS High School English Teacher who gives out the answers because "No one would do the work, anyway, are a "waste of educational space" and are a main reason why we do not want our children in PS. So what do you think? Is this simple rote memorization? Or does it serve a bigger purpose?