Monday, June 13, 2011

Childhood's end

Sent to the Indianapolis Star, June 13, 2011

Re: "Summer program helps kids learn the ins and outs of kindergarten" (June 13, 2011)

The idea of "preparing" children for kindergarten means that kindergarten is not kindergarten: It is school.

If we have to prepare children for kindergarten, shouldn't we also prepare them for kindergarten prep? When will this end? Prenatal literacy training?

Stephen Krashen

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