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[Susan notes: Stephen Krashen points to the absurdity of pushing the 'get ready' curriculum lower and lower. And it got published.]

Published in Times-Picayune

To the editor

Re: Testing 3- and 4-year-olds is newest front in Louisiana school accountability: Louisiana has decided that pre-school is "kindergarten prep" ("Testing 3- and 4-year-olds is newest front in Louisiana school accountability," July 21): All pre-school classes will be monitored to make sure children learn their numbers and letters so that they are ready for the rigors of kindergarten.

What's next, pre-school prep? Will we start monitoring parents to make sure their toddlers are ready for the rigors of pre-school?

Stephen Krashen

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