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  • Mistrusting Adults, Mistrusting Kids

    Mistrusting Adults, Mistrusting Kids0

    The signs on every playground in my city, New York, say this: “Playground rules prohibit adults except in the company of children.” Apparently, any adult who simply wants to watch kids at play could be a creep, so let’s just ban ’em all. Trust has been replaced by disgust. There was a case here a

  • When Free Pre-K Is Worse Than No Pre-K

    When Free Pre-K Is Worse Than No Pre-K0

    Dale Farran spent a decade studying over 1,000 kids who went to a state-run pre-kindergarten—and a control group of kids that wanted to, but didn’t get in. She is shocked and dismayed by what she discovered: By 6th grade the pre-K kids were doing worse all around: worse reading, math and science scores; more learning