04 May 2009

Slow Schools

In yesterday's New York Times Magazine Peggy Orenstein wrote about the rise of testing and academics and the demise of play in kindergarten. Her article, Kindergarten Cram makes a strong case for the restoration of play.

“Maybe the current economic retrenchment will trigger a new perspective on early education, something similar to the movement toward local, sustainable, organic food. Call it Slow Schools. After all, part of what got us into this mess was valuing achievement, speed and results over ethics, thoughtfulness and responsibility.”

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