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[Susan notes: I commented on this article. I should have taken the next step--followed Stephen Krashen's good example--and written the St Louis Post-Dispatch.]

Submitted to St. Louis Post-Dispatch but not published
07/12/2012
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/school-camps-aim-to-give-incoming-kindergartners-a-leg-up/article_3dc0b0b4-9063-5755-9261-90cf94269b23.html#ixzz20TASRh3z

To the editor



Kindergarten is not school. It is supposed to help children transition from home to school and prepare them socially for school. If kindergarten prep camps ("School camps in St. Louis area aim to give incoming kindergartners a leg up," July 12) are necessary to prepare children for kindergarten,

what is kindergarten for?



Will we soon see camps to prepare children for kindergarten prep camps?

Stephen Krashen


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