Want better students? Teach their parents

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February 16, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
by Jerome Kagan  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Facebook founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has donated $100 million to improve education in Newark, N.J. .... the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged nearly $3 billion to support education at the elementary through college levels. But the usual focus on improving education ... ignores what is an equally productive opportunity for education reform: altering the child-rearing practices of parents of preschool children." [editor's note: If this means offer instruction and mentoring on better child-rearing, OK; I fear, however, it's a prescription for mandatory indoctrination by the nanny-state - SAT] (02/16/11)



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