More than three-fourths of Montgomery County's class of 2022 entered school this year ready for the rigors of kindergarten -- up 15 percent since 2001.
The numbers were released as part of Maryland's annual analysis of school readiness, which tracks how well the youngest students perform on measures ranging from scientific thinking to social interactions."The rigors of kindergarten?"
Stop the madness. How about a developmentally appropriate curriculum in the early grades, that takes into account that these are young children we're talking about here, who need time for both play and outdoor exercise during each school day.
COMING SOON: Montgomery County Public Schools special education officials say that the population of kindergarteners and first graders who need to be physically restrained is "exploding." Could your young child be next?