Sunday, April 18, 2010

Test Prep For 4-year Olds?

    In the February issue of New York Magazine the cover article "The Junior Meritocracy" talks about testing 4-year olds for admission to New York City schools.  Four-year olds?  Yup.
     The idea of selling a book to prep preschoolers to take these tests is capitalism at its worst.  $499.00 will get you a copy of the Aristotle Circle workbook.
    "Tips For the Admission Test . . . to Kindergarten," and "Connecting Anxious Parents and Educators, at $450 an Hour" recent NYTimes articles tell a sad tale for our children. . . and their parents.
     How did we get to this point?

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