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Published on Sep 18, 2013
Child clinical psychologist presents on how the Common Core Standards are developmentally inappropriate for young students at a conference held at Notre Dame. The event was sponsored by American Principles Project.
Early Childhood Standards of Common Core are Developmentally Inappropriate: Child Psychologist Dr. Megan Koschnick Criticizes Common Core Standards for K-3 as Age and Developmentally Inappropriate
Washington, D.C. -- Today the American Principles Project (APP), in conjunction with the Pioneer Institute and the Heartland Institute, released a video of Dr. Megan Koschnick's presentation discussing how certain aspects of the Common Core standards are developmentally and age inappropriate. Dr. Koschnick gave her presentation at a September 9, 2013 conference at the University of Notre Dame. APP, Heartland, and Pioneer sponsored the conference, entitled "The Changing Role of Education in America: Consequences of the Common Core."
"Why do we care if [Common Core standards] are age inappropriate? Well, you can answer that with one word -- stress," said Dr. Megan Koschnick during her presentation. "Instead of thinking about what's developmentally appropriate for kindergarteners, they are thinking [college] is where we want this kindergartener to end up, so let's back track down to kindergarten and have kindergarteners work on these skills from an early age. This can cause major stress for the child because they are not prepared for this level of education."