Magazine November 13, 2017, Issue

Letters

Teacher Elizabeth Moguel poses for a photograph with her seventh grade Latin class at Boston Latin School in Boston, Massachusetts September 17, 2015. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Kindergarten Controversy

We at Catherine Cook School are shocked and disappointed that National Review would allow Frederick Hess and Grant Addison’s article, “Classes of Kindergarteners” (October 15), to be printed without contacting the school about why we teach an Equality Unit.

The emails and conversations referenced in the article are cited without context, attribution, or request for comment. The authors show no understanding of the widely accepted work of Jerome Bruner, an influential cognitive psychologist, who asserts that instruction must be concerned with authentic experiences. The article fails to acknowledge that these teachers present their work on teaching equality to five-year-olds in

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Poetry

IN PLATO’S CAVE As lights in some cheap movie lit Reveal the filth in which we sit; And eyes around recoil in fright: In Plato’s cave we hate the light. But dream of being in ...
Letters

Letters

Kindergarten Controversy We at Catherine Cook School are shocked and disappointed that National Review would allow Frederick Hess and Grant Addison’s article, “Classes of Kindergarteners” (October 15), to be printed without ...
The Week

The Week

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