Please read and distribute this report (ATTACHED) as widely distributed as possible. Folks can use it with students, policymakers, school boards, parents, et
From Press Release: Defending the Early Years https://www.deyproject.org
TEACHERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST SCHOOL REFORMS
NEW REPORT DOCUMENTS HOW MANDATES FAIL POOR YOUNG CHILDREN
BOSTON – January 9, 2017 – In the wake of federal and state education mandates, a new report documents interviews with early childhood teachers across the country about how school reforms negatively affect low-income young children.
Authored by Diane E. Levin, Professor of Early Childhood Education, Wheelock College and Judith L. Van Hoorn, Professor Emerita, University of the Pacific and published by Defending the Early Years, the report finds that the mandates disregard teachers’ knowledge of child development, culturally appropriate practice and how to meet the diverse educational needs of poor children.
Interviews with teachers of low-income children revealed that the mandates not only negatively affect children’s overall development, learning and wellbeing, and their attitudes about school, they also have negative impacts on their families and teachers.
To read the full report, visit: https://www.deyproject.org/uploads/1/5/5/7/15571834/teachersspeakfinal_rgb.pdf