The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!« on: May 11, 2016, 07:04:00 pm »
I'm going to argue that, in that the knife might not always be the stupid way to do it, and you should probably be proficient in using a knife if you are going to be a cook.
Good point, and I do think it's useful to have some of the tables memorized.
The main argument I'm seeing though, is that people are seeing two different things as "wrong". The teachers are seeing that the kids haven't learned the techniques, and the parents (usually, it's the parents) are seeing that the answer was right, so who cares about the technique?