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Should We Push Preschoolers to Read?

Schools are struggling with mandates for testing, discipline challenges and public support. One of the questions asked of kindergartners upon enrollment is designed to determine their reading skills. Nancy Bailey argues that we should be emphasizing speaking and listening skills over reading and writing skills at this young age. Her…

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When Christmas Isn’t Merry

Most of our holiday greetings include the idea of happiness in one way or the other. Whether it is “Merry Christmas,” or “Happy Holidays,” or “Happy Hanukah,” the idea that smiles and joy and mirth are the only accepted emotions during the holidays presents an eerie peer pressure to those…

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