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The Atlantic: The New Preschool Is Crushing Kids

on December 28, 2015

Absolutely wrong-headed. Pushing more and more testing and seat-work at younger and younger ages goes against everything that is well known about child development. Kids need to play, they need social interactions, they need to explore, they need to be active.

Seattle Education

Kindergarten children will be taking the MAP test this year in Seattle, cruel as that might sound, and preschoolers will be evaluated for “kindergarten readiness” through “evaluations” per the mayor’s “Preschool for All” program.

With the focus on standards, learning and being evaluated by way of computers and test scores, folks who are not teachers or parents have gone overboard in the most ridiculous fashion and doing to other people’s children what they would never consider doing to their own with less than stellar results.

From The Atlantic:

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The New Preschool is Crushing Kids

Step into an American preschool classroom today and you are likely to be bombarded with what we educators call a print-rich environment, every surface festooned with alphabet charts, bar graphs, word walls, instructional posters, classroom rules, calendars, schedules, and motivational platitudes—few of which a 4-year-old can “decode,” the contemporary word for what used to be known…

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One response to “The Atlantic: The New Preschool Is Crushing Kids

  1. swo8 says:

    It is as if they want to regulate everything else but what matters.
    Leslie

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