In Kalamazoo, preschool will be school
Sent to the Detroit News, May 24, 2010
Kalamazoo is now putting more focus on literacy in preschool to prepare children for a more demanding kindergarten, which will include more instruction on reading, writing, science, history and math ("Kalamazoo schools create college culture," May 24).
Clearly, in Kalamazoo, preschool will no longer be preschool. It will be school.
If we toughen up preschool, will there soon be pressure to toughen up (and require) toddler programs to prepare for preschool? And then what? Prenatal literacy training?
From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100524/SCHOOLS/5240313/1026/schools/Kalamazoo-schools-create-college-culture#ixzz0oyfpvlAk