A Nation Of Wimps | Quote 00333

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…in preschool, play is under assault; desks and work sheets are increasingly replacing blocks and make-believe, the play that emanates from children’s free-flowing mental activity. The percentage of time that preschool kids spend in play decreased from 40 percent in 1981 to 25 percent in 1997. At the same time, a four-billion-dollar tutoring industry has sprung up—with a whopping 26 percent of it lavished on two- to six-year- olds.

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Hara Estroff Marano


A Nation Of Wimps

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