Monday, August 17, 2015

5-Year Olds To Start School With Assessment

To see if they're ready. And if they're not the school will wait for them to be ready. That's what the Minister of Education told a radio station she plans of doing soon. There are at least two problems with this idea. One is how long is the school going to wait? And two parents -- knowing that there is an evaluation -- will start preparing their children for it. Probably a good one to one-and-half years before the test. So we're looking at toddlers taking private tuition.

Not good. Because our school system already takes away way too much of the light that each person is born with. And produces way too many obese parrots.


Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Something similar has already happened elsewhere. Hear it from Ken Robinson.

akagugo said...

And the kind of highly formatted/processed canned-food pop music that goes with it... I used to call it noise until my own children frowned at me enjoying some real pulsating music with actual musicians mastering their art.

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Did your son go through this? I wished there was something like this at my time. Just imagine the teacher would go: "Sanjay, are you ready to start standard I this year?" And I would go "Hell, no!" "Ok, see you next year."