A reader writes:
I teach pre-k and every year more and more play time is removed for more “academics”. And every year I have more behavior issues in my class. At the end of the year our cots were removed because the “suits” determined that resting was a waste of time and we were losing valuable teaching time. We no longer go to the playground because “the teachers just sit around and get a break”.
Kindergarten is even worse.
I worked on Saturdays in a charter school several years ago where the students were expected to work through lunch. Their only escape was to ask to use the bathroom. Then the “suits” denied bathroom time because they were losing instructional time.