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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 10:53 AM

9. I predict more and more of this

Common Core is being shoved at us and it's very developmentally inappropriate. So more parents will choose (wisely, IMO) to wait a year for their children to start kindergarten.

The kindergarteners in my school are studying the parts of a friendly letter. We used to teach that in 2nd or 3rd grade. Now we expect 5 year olds to do what used to be standard curriculum for 8 year olds.

So when parents ask me about holding back their 5 year olds I tell them it's probably the smartest educational decision they'll make for their child.

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