I’ve worked in schools for over 25 years. Before that I attended schools. I know a little something about how folks learn and current education guidelines are clearly missing the mark.
Here’s a piece that backs me up.
New York Times
Playing to Learn
New Marlborough, Mass.
THE Obama administration is planning some big changes to how we measure the success or failure of schools and how we apportion federal money based on those assessments. It’s great that the administration is trying to undertake reforms, but if we want to make sure all children learn, we will need to overhaul the curriculum itself. Our current educational approach — and the testing that is driving it — is completely at odds with what scientists understand about how children develop during the elementary school years and has led to a curriculum that is strangling children and teachers alike.