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

Monday, October 24, 2016

Children should not be allowed to behave like children

Sent to the Star-Tribune, October 24, 2016

I am happy to know that Minnesota really understands the importance of rigor in kindergarten ("Across state, kindergarten is becoming the new first grade," Oct. 24).
   The unfortunate tendency of children to want to enjoy themselves must stop, despite claims of mushy-minded "experts" who claim that play improves "social and emotional development," whatever that is.
   We must maintain our economic and military superiority. Children should not be allowed to behave like children.

Stephen Krashen
President, Kindergarten Kalculus Association

Original article: http://www.startribune.com/new-demands-make-today-s-kindergarten-look-like-first-grade/398128751/#1

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