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Learning to read…

Posted by Annie on Sep 9, 2016 in Education

Kindergarten – which means “garden for children” in German – is not kindergarten anymore. It’s yesterday’s first grade, or even second. Kindergarten’s academic standards are dramatically more rigorous than even a decade ago (“find textual evidence”; “read texts with purpose and understanding”; “distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that […]

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Graduating Failure

Posted by Annie on Jun 26, 2011 in Education, Seasonal

Earlier this month Diane Flynn Keith penned an article ┬átitled: Rites of Passage, in which she says in part: It’s hard to escape the school calendar and its associated events. I am always surprised when homeschoolers follow the traditional school year, and even more miffed when they engage in the ritual of graduation (for each […]

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CA: Penalty of Law

Posted by Annie on Apr 22, 2007 in California

In lock-step with the California Teachers Association, and marching to the beat of the do-it-for-the-global-economy-and-new-world-order drum, California Assembly Member Gene Mullin (Democrat, South San Francisco) introduced the heinous Assembly Bill 1236: Kindergarten Readiness Act that will be heard on Wednesday, April 25th before the Assembly Committee on Education. AB 1236: The bill… Makes full-time Kindergarten […]

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