Quotation by David Elkind

The conviction that the best way to prepare children for a harsh, rapidly changing world is to introduce formal instruction at an early age is wrong. There is simply no evidence to support it, and considerable evidence against it. Starting children early academically has not worked in the past and is not working now.
David Elkind (20th century), U.S. psychologist, child development specialist, author. Miseducation, ch. 9 (1987).
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