Tuesday, April 17, 2012

No Free Play for the Poor

According to a new study, "structured" recess helps low-income kids "transition" back to learning environments and reduces bullying,  See here.

So now we have evidence that poor kids need  surveillance when on the playground and can't be trusted to control themselves.  I wonder if using the descriptor "low income" correlates with minority students?

And if it does, is this study really saying that minority students need even more monitoring.  So what about middle-class white kids?  I guess we have to assume that "free play" is still acceptable.

"Playworks is used in 23 cities at more than 300 schools serving low-income students."

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