Friday, December 14, 2007

Teaching our Children


The New First Grade:Too Much Too Soon


This article says it all. I just wish I knew what I could do about it. I'm afraid that I will turn into "That" mother. You know the one I'm talking about. She's got her nose into everything, playing devils advocate, questioning authority, advocating for her children at all costs, asking the questions that everyone wants to ask but is too timid to. Hmm...it doesn't sound so horrible after all.


1 comment:

Ron said...

This quote seems to tell it all:

Andrew Hargreaves, an expert on international education reform and professor at Boston College, says middle-class parents there saw that "too much testing too early was sucking the soul and spirit out of their children's early school experiences."

When dealing with entrenched bureaucracies (and school boards often are the most staid yet naive bureaucratic bodies on the planet), the only way to create change is to challenge, challenge, challenge! Make your voice heard, and urge like minded parents to also challenge, challenge, challenge! YOU GO GIRL!!

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