Went to “online” pre-school registration today. Picked up the technology that will allow the computer to teach my kid. I am so excited. Their “average” student learns to read in pre-school. All this with a “free” public education!
If you think about it, not only is it super cool that your average parent and a computer can teach a 4 year old to read, but not that many years ago one of the main arguments against teaching black people and women to read is that they were too “stupid” and therefore “incapable” of learning.
In my book club we just read “The Witch of Blackbird Pond” where it illustrated the mindset of the day. The parents were actually shocked and downright skeptical that their daughter was capable of learning to read and write her name. Today many 2 and 3 year olds do that with confidence. I am very happy to live in this day and age where we have confidence in everyone’s ability to learn. What would they say if they saw today where computers teach us so much? We’d all be witches.
I’m going to restrain myself from going into educational options and what works and doesn’t work and why. So I’m limiting this particular post to the cool option for one of his pre-school experiences to be online at home, and the effectiveness of the scores they are averaging.