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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Is Preschool too competitive?

I know competition is good, and it's healthy. But when should competition begin with our students or children? Preschool is an exciting time for many youngsters. Is that when should we introduce competition? Or should we do it between adults?

Here is an interesting article that I found on Slate.com:

The Getting-Into-Preschool Puzzle
Can an admissions director really evaluate a 2-year-old?
By Emily Bazelon
Posted Thursday, March 15, 2007, at 2:50 PM ET
It's March, which means it's time for a spate of stories about the high comedy of preschool admissions. In certain cities—or rather, in certain well-off circles in a few cities—getting a 2- or 3-year-old into a coveted school is an enormous preoccupation. The preschool wars have adopted the weapons and lingo of the college wars: consultants, résumés, essays, safety schools, and early decision($). This year, a film crew is coming to New York to document the preschool version of Survivor. And the New York Times and the Washington Post have parodied the benighted admissions process—with missives by groveling parents and chirpy advice-givers (when filling out the admissions form, "describe your dream date, and not your actual child").


Click link here: http://www.slate.com/id/2161913/?GT1=9231

1 comment:

NA said...

How can preschoolers have a resume? This is why kids get too overwhelmed at rebel. Too much pressure cannot be a good thing!!

This is awesome!