School: It's Way More Boring Than When You Were There

09/15/2011 12:40 pm ET | Updated Nov 15, 2011
  • Daniel Denvir Salon

New studies show that the disappearance of art, music and even recess is having a devastating effect on kids

Forty-nine million or so American children have returned to public school classrooms that are, according to many critics, ever more boring. Preparation for increasingly high-stakes tests has reduced time for social studies and science. Austerity state and federal budgets are decimating already hobbled music, art, library and physical education budgets.

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