Okay, so i’ve shared this before on facebook, but I’m in the mood to share it again. I’ve seen a few articles extolling the virtues of schooling kids early, but am still not convinced, not because of a personal bias (okay maybe because of a little personal bias) but because these articles are putting it too simply and not giving the entire picture. In the words of author Ben Goldacre, “it’s a bit more complicated than that”. It’s not just about how well they stay abreast in the first year or second year of formal school, it’s got plenty to do with other factors in the child’s life running up to that point and beyond. It’s like Nutrition; it’s not just certain foods that will increase or decrease propensity for cancer for example, one has to factor in lifestyle and stress and positivity as well, excuse me but these things count. Do you really think that eating a lot of acai berries everyday is going to stave of cancer? (I made that up by the way) It’s just not that simple.
(bitter much? Yeah, I’m a little fed up)