Monday, February 1, 2010
The Kindergarten Blitz
It seems like every two years or so, some New York media outlet does a story on standardized testing for 4-year-olds and how crazy New Yorkers get about the whole thing. The latest article is in New York magazine and it suggests that the unpredictability of the tests as well as the prevalence of testing prep could make these tests obsolete -- or nearly so -- in the school admissions process, particularly with private schools. But even if it makes sense to do away with the tests, and I think it does, I think they won't be going anywhere anytime soon. In any case, here's the article.