Monday, November 23, 2009

We live in a crazy world

Joanne Jacobs reports Test-prepping for ‘gifted” kindergarten:

To get their children into “gifted” kindergarten classes, affluent New Yorkers are hiring tutors to test-prep three- and four-year-olds, reports the New York Times. A “gifted” public education is free, while private school may cost $20,000 a year. So the cost of tutoring seems small by comparison.

I can understand helping high school students get ready for college tests, but trying to help a three-year-old get into a "gifted" public education class???

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1 comment:

Linds said...

It's a sad thing to do to a 3 or 4 year old. But I know at my school, that is where they put the higher caliber teachers, so you want your kid in that program if possible. Glad we don't have to deal with those politics anymore.