"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Saving Recess

Good reporting in the Toledo Blade on the effort to save recess from the testing hysteria:
Jonny Plasencio bundled up and braved the cold with his Ottawa River Elementary classmates for the one routine most of them probably look forward to the most.

"Without recess, we'd be kind of mad," the fourth grader said.
But new government figures show some schools and school districts nationwide are cutting back or eliminating recess for elementary school students, particularly as they get older. . . .

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