The LWW, my librarian wife, came home frustrated one day last week. She had spent the afternoon looking for a classroom set of print dictionaries so she could teach her kids how to use guide words.
"Seriously?" I asked. "I don't remember that being a terribly important skill even when I actually had to use a print dictionary."
"It's on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment test I was told," she replied
Nice to know Minnesota is on the cutting edge of teaching life-skills - from the 20th century. I wonder if braiding buggy whips and sharpening quill pens are still essential for "career and college readiness as well?