AbstractIn the following commentary Dr. Cato responds to the poignant and provocative ideas of Prof. Kieran Egan, in bis article, "Two Wrong Steps for Curriculum," published in the M.J.E., Vol. 19, No. 2, Spring 1984. Following these comments, Prof. Egan sets out to clarify bis point of view regarding the concepts of "romance" and "precision" as applied to the educational process. In addition, Prof. Egan, in bis own unique fashion, challenges Dr. Cato's understanding of his basic theoretical structures, some of which, he reminds us, were written with "tongue-in-cheek."