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When I was in Kindergarten, it was broken up into half days. For the first part of the school year, I went to Kindergarten in the mornings. For the second half, I went in the afternoons. There was no such thing as Pre-K.
Now, not only is there Pre-K, but there are classes you can enroll your child in to get him or her prepared for Pre-K. The New York Times has profiled an educational tutoring program called Kumon that's gaining in popularity, and you can enroll your child in it as young as 2 years old.
It's designed to introduce reading, writing, and basic math to children so that they're better prepared to enter Kindergarten when the time comes. But I wonder: Does that mean that children in Kindergarten will be learning what we did in third grade? By the time they reach middle school, will they have moved on to calculus and molecular biology? What will be left to learn in college?
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