Friday, May 27

Won't somebody please think of the children.

What exactly is the indication that a 5 year old is not ready for kindergarten? Is it possibly that the kid is 5 years old. Why would anyone expect a 5 year old to have the ability to sit still? That's just stupid. America is lagging behind much of the rest of the world in education, is there some sign that children in other countries have improved sitting still capabilities than american children? Somehow i doubt it. Why have adults forgotten in the past 25 years that children are children, not adults. All the sudden it has become a sin for a child to act like a child. Punishment is required for any child who cannot behave to the level that would be expected of an adult (despite the fact that many adults are themselves not capable of behaving properly.) How about instead we just let kids grow up and learn about the world the old fashioned way, by being kids. This is just another excuse to spend money for no purpose other than to spend money.


Blogger Aras said...

In Europe the prerequisite for kindergarten is potty training. Our kids are ready for kindergarten at age three, not five. Maybe *that's* why we're ahead in education.

1:20 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

Well i can agree with that. Teachers should not be required (or allowed) to be changing children's diapers. The general problem i have is with equating children with adults. If an adult did this than it would be bad, so it must also be bad if a kid does it. No, kids are not adults.

12:49 AM  
Blogger Aras said...

Why shouldn't teachers be allowed to change diapers? Don't you have day care in the US?

Day care here begins at age 1, and of course they change diapers. Otherwise women would have to remain unemployed or hire nannies up to age two or three, that's hardly feasible.

1:47 AM  

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