Pulished in the Star-Tribune, October 25, 2016
I am happy to know that Minnesota really understands the importance of rigor in kindergarten ("Across state, kindergarten is becoming the new first grade," Oct. 24).
The unfortunate tendency of children to want to enjoy themselves must stop, despite claims of mushy-minded "experts" who claim that play improves "social and emotional development," whatever that is.
We must maintain our economic and military superiority. Children should not be allowed to behave like children.
President, Kindergarten Kalculus Association
Original article: http://www.startribune.com/new-demands-make-today-s-kindergarten-look-like-first-grade/398128751/#1
Letter published: http://www.startribune.com/readers-write-oct-25-academic-rigor-in-kindergarten-legislative-pay-amendment-health-insurance-bob-dylan-s-prize/398263261/