Early Academic Training Produces Long-Term Harm

Research reveals negative effects of academic preschools and kindergartens. From the Psychology Today article:

The results are quite consistent from study to study: Early academic training somewhat increases children’s immediate scores on the specific tests that the training is aimed at (no surprise), but these initial gains wash out within 1 to 3 years and, at least in some studies, are eventually reversed. Perhaps more tragic than the lack of long-term academic advantage of early academic instruction is evidence that such instruction can produce long-term harm, especially in the realms of social and emotional development.

So, of course our government is trying to institute universal educational pre-school for all.

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