Analysis: Let Kids Learn Though Play

David Kohn over at the New York Times, shares his opinion on the ongoing trend of standardized testing, and pushing kids to start their formal education at an earlier age.

But a growing group of scientists, education researchers and educators say there is little evidence that this approach improves long-term achievement; in fact, it may have the opposite effect, potentially slowing emotional and cognitive development, causing unnecessary stress and perhaps even souring kids’ desire to learn.

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