My daughter was literally deemed “behind” and put into AIS (Academic Intervention Services) within a month of starting kindergarten because she didn’t know her alphabet yet.
We are monsters.
Yesterday it was, “Arkansas bill would cut school lunch funding over reading scores.”
Today it was, “The Case for Old School Kindergarten: Why we need to Let Our Kids Play.”
And my outrage at how we treat our smallest, most vulnerable children has been fully triggered. Again.
She came home last week one day crying because at the end of the day most of the kids went outside to play for recess and she missed half of it because she didn’t finish her work.
My ex-wife and I are both educators. I spent most of my 32 years in the classroom as a special education teacher. I know about child development. I know about learning theory…
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