Pre-K vs Free Play: Thoughts on Universal Pre-School : Free Range Kids

Lenore Skenazy brings up a very important and so far overlooked aspect of the calls for universal pre-K. As a parent, I can appreciate the desire to have this. The costs of private day care does impose a major burden for the middle class, but at least we get to choose the day care.

Very few people are talking about the kind of education that would be offered — other than declaring it should be “high quality.” And that phrase is often interpreted to mean “high intensity”: an accelerated version of skills-based teaching that most early-childhood experts regard as terrible. Poor children, as usual, tend to get the worst of this.

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