Success = WORK!
Check out the above link.  Parent gives back participation trophies.  I love it!  Winning and being successful is hard work.  If everyone wins, why work hard?  

This Made Me Sick… It Should Make You Feel The Same

I really like this post. Blunt, to the point, and true. Kids need to play! They learn through play! Organized play, creative play, or imaginary play, whatever! Kids need to play!!!!

I was told by an administrator that activities including blocks, puzzles, coloring, free drawing, etc. not assessed were meaningless.

Is play meaningless too? Sadly, according to many it is!


The Common Core State Standards call for kindergärtners to learn how to read, but a new report by early childhood experts says that forcing some kids to read before they are ready could be harmful.

It says there is no evidence to support a widespread belief in the United States that children must read in prekindergarten or kindergarten to become strong readers and achieve academic success…..

Our Federal Educational policy is simply OUT OF CONTROL and is being run by twenty year old kids, put in educational places of authority for the very reason they lack enough of  life’s experience to challenge the biased notions of corporate business educational reform upon which they were hand-fed….

i learned to read first in 1st Grade.  I wasn’t ready in kindergarten.  It would have ruined me…  I turned out ok… How about you?  Did you turn out ok too?

So what is wrong with…

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