We were ready. We were ready to let our children be children, while committing to knowing enough about their current curriculum that we'd be able to supplement their lessons with real life assignments at home.
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Australia is on the Move! Professor Barry McGaw, Chair of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), has a brand new national curriculum to explain.
Why not give their kids back their social lives and their sanity? Why not remove them from the problem? It seems so simple. Yet it doesn't occur to anyone.
For all its courage in tackling sacred suburban norms, the Race to Nowhere fails to take on the elephant in the living room, the matter of class.
The pressure to get into a very specific kind of college has become, in many areas, integral to pre-college education.
Alarmed by the intense sense of pressure her daughter felt to succeed in school, Vicki Abeles made a documentary film exploring students' stress.
"Race to Nowhere" is a film about how schools and parental pressure are affecting students' mental and emotional wellbeing -- that we are killing our kids, figuratively and sometimes literally.
WHO: Filmmaker Vicki Abeles
WHAT: 'Race To Nowhere'
WHEN: September 10th at the IFC CENTER, New York and LAEMMLE'S SUNSET 5, Los Angeles. National ...
Teaching to the test, and overwhelming kids with content, while eliminating recess, field trips or project based learning has created kids who are stressed out, sleep deprived, cheating to get by.
I keep hearing stories from friends about how their child used to love school, but now with so much homework and the pressure of performing on tests, they really dread going.
Vicki is a mom of three, and has a background as a corporate attorney and consultant. She is also a filmmaker workable solutions to issues surrounding America's education system.
Since the 'No Child Left Behind' policy has brought about a culture of teaching to the test, the students rising through our education system are learning how to be memorizers, not critical thinkers.
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