By: Diane Benjamin
The State of Illinois made Social Emotional Learning Standards the law. Every teacher will be trained in these methods. It’s all about “how you feel” and then creating activists. Illinois learning standards are already poor, educating students to read, write, do math and and science isn’t the goal of any public school.
These standards start in Kindergarten. Some sound like common sense, read down the goals for each grade range. By goal 3 you will see the kids are supposed to plan social change even though they do not have the life experience to do it. They are teaching kids what to think instead of how to think.
Search Social Emotional Learning for more information. Your kids get ONE chance at an education. They deserve better.