From the Washington Post, February 9, 2013: "For more than a decade now, we have heard that the high-stakes testing obsession in K-12 education that began with the enactment of No Child Left Behind 11 years ago has resulted in high school graduates who don’t think as analytically or as broadly as they should because so much emphasis has been placed on passing standardized tests. [In the article linked to below], an award-winning high school teacher who just retired, Kenneth Bernstein, warns college professors what they are up against. Bernstein, who lives near Washington, D.C. serves as a peer reviewer for educational journals and publishers, and he is nationally known as the blogger “teacherken.” His e-mail address is email@example.com. This appeared in Academe, the journal of the American Association of University Professors."
"Education Toward Freedom" was once a Green Meadow tagline: the idea being that we capacitate children to become anyone they want to become. By giving them skills, experience, knowledge, confidence, and community, we help them freely choose their future.
Part of the way we do that is by giving them freedom throughout their education: to play, explore, fail and try again, persevere, question, ponder. This article from Psychology Today confirms the wisdom of our approach.
on Monday November 19, 2012 at 11:43AM