Tag: kindergarten

High Standards OR Fun: A False Narrative

  Higher expectations have taken the joy out of learning in early grades, argues Vikki Ortiz Healy, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. Equating rigor with doing more is “like trying to teach a baby to walk before it can roll over.” It is difficult for educators to strike a balance between play and learning...

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The Benefits of Putting More Emphasis on Literacy Skills, Beginning in Early Grades

  “There is no evidence that tougher standards lead to more learning,” or that rigorous, consistent education standards “are better at preparing children for college and career than other standards or than no standards,” Stephen Krashen, a professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, argues in a letter to the Los Angeles Times. Higher...

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