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School Pressure

Don't Save The Wisdom Of Failure For Graduation

Tamar Chansky | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Take a quick scan of education in America, and it appears that college graduation speeches are just about the only place it's safe to talk about failure without it sounding terminal.

I Am a Nothing Mom

Karen Paperno | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Karen Paperno

I am the guardian of my children's souls, and I have been fighting against the system for years to no avail. The only way I can effectively fight is by opting out. No afterschool activities. No SAT testing. No sad Kumon. No tutoring. No "checking" their homework.

Teachers: Please Stop Encouraging My Kids to 'Go for the A!'

Robin Kevles-Necowitz | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Robin Kevles-Necowitz

I have almost never met a teacher I didn't respect tremendously. Teachers seriously rock and my two daughters have had some of the best. But I have a gripe.

How Tutoring May Be Harming Our Students

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 06.05.2011 | Education
Brian Harke Ed.D.

This shift toward hyper-focusing only on academic growth -- "over-tutoring" -- versus the growth of the whole student comes at a great cost to students.

'Race To Nowhere': Documentary Film Explores School Pressure (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Alarmed by the intense sense of pressure her daughter felt to succeed in school, Vicki Abeles made a documentary film exploring students' stress. Abe...