What Happened to Recess and Why Are Our Children Struggling in Kindergarten?

Paperback | March 26, 2002

bySusan Ohanian

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Arms parents with everything they need to know to fight the pro-standards movements

Parents all across the political spectrum have united on one issue: when it comes to standardized testing, they all lean toward some kind of educational reform. Drawing on her 20 years of classroom experience and enriched by real-life anecdotes, Susan Ohanian's "What Happened to Recess, and Why Are Our Children Struggling in Kindergarten? "explains the misguided mania for testing children, why a child's success or failure is currently determined by a set of tests, and what parents are doing to change public policy on education. Even children who are able test takers are hurt by the politics surrounding testing. Ohanian's moving insider's view imparts a sense of urgency about the situation of individual children caught on the front line of our treacherous education system. This beacon will inspire parents who are confused, angered, or intimidated by the forces that control their children's education to take action.

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Arms parents with everything they need to know to fight the pro-standards movementsParents all across the political spectrum have united on one issue: when it comes to standardized testing, they all lean toward some kind of educational reform. Drawing on her 20 years of classroom experience and enriched by real-life anecdotes, Susan Oh...

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Evaluation, Not Education--The Problems With Standardized TestingUnion members, Army recruits, even trained animals get scheduled breaks during their workday. But not schoolchildren. With an increasing focus on standardized tests, many educators say there simply isn't time for fun and games. So preoccupied are they with preparing child...

Susan Ohanian spent twenty years teaching grades one through college. She has penned six other books on education and over 300 articles appearing in The Nation, USA Today, Parents, and Parenting, as well as educational journals such as Language Arts and Education Week.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.9 × 5.9 × 0.75 inPublished:March 26, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill USLanguage:English

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