Prof. Bassok Has Kindergarten Research Cited in New Article from the Atlantic


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Daphna Bassok has KG is new first grade research cited in a new Atlantic article.

The New Preschool Is Crushing Kids

One study, titled “Is Kindergarten the New First Grade?,” compared kindergarten teachers’ attitudes nationwide in 1998 and 2010 and found that the percentage of teachers expecting children to know how to read by the end of the year had risen from 30 to 80 percent. The researchers also reported more time spent with workbooks and worksheets, and less time devoted to music and art. Kindergarten is indeed the new first grade, the authors concluded glumly.