More Kindergarteners Lack Basic Skills...And It's Parents Who Are Largely At Fault
I’ve been speaking about this to any group in our district who will listen. Educating kids is a group task and parents have a role to play, a role that they are increasingly abandoning.
From The Chicago Tribune
Despite a national trend that shows more children are attending preschool, it appears that fewer children are starting kindergarten with the basic skills needed to get them off to a good start.
Kindergarten teacher Susan Ginsburg laments the fact that a growing number of pupils entering her class don't know how to write their own names.Here’s the money quote:
"We get kids with a huge range [of abilities], but in general, it has gotten worse," said Smith, a 10-year veteran. "I think everyone's lives have gotten busier and maybe they don't have as much time to work with their kids."