Getting Early Learning Accountability Right
|December 8, 2014||View for printing|
How can K-12 education improve if policymakers don't know how well children are doing in early learning settings?
by Alyssa Haywoode
My older daughter's kindergarten teacher was a very smart lady. One time she mentioned to me that by expecting boys to do as well at fine motor skills and academics at that age, we are actually discriminating against them because their development patterns are different.
Of course, there is no cookie cutter development for either gender. Both my daughter and I were the female version of kids who needed more active time and less academic time. Whatever the solution is, let's not lock-step our kids.
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