Parents Astounded that Paying $32,000 per-year for Blue Man Group’s Progressive School Leaves their Children Illiterate
Whaddya’ know? The Blue Man Group has managed to create a Progressive school that is even worse than public schools:
A blue man ‘dupe’: Parent panic at 32G ‘progressive’ school
By TARA PALMERI – NYPost
The Blue School is one big play date in desperate need of adult supervision.
Parents are yanking their kids out of the “progressive,” $32,000 per-year private school founded by the Blue Man Group — which has no books and no tests — because their kids are barely learning to read, The Post has learned.
One mother, who is yanking her son at the end of the school year, complained that the school is “unstructured.”
“It’s true,” she said when asked if her kid was struggling to read.
In all, she added, four of her son’s first-grade classmates are leaving the Financial District institution.
Another parent who dropped her first-grade son off yesterday said he’s not coming back next year — because he’s got nothing to do.
“When a 6-year-old says they’re bored, there’s a problem,” the mother said. “I think they bit off more than they can chew.”
Other moms have taken to a popular message board to vent.
“It’s all fun and games until you realize your second-grader can’t read,” a parent wrote on Urbanbaby.com.
And parent Marina Brolin added, “I think they don’t push [reading] as much.”
Earlier this year, parents complained that their students weren’t ready to take tests, so third graders were given private school admission practice exams.
“You’ve got to give kids some experience with testing,” admitted Don Grace, the interim head of school.
The Blue School, founded by members of the theater troupe and their wives as a play group in 2006, got its independent-school charter in 2009.
School officials say students decide their own curriculum, and have no set arrival time.
Yup, that’ll really prepare them for working in the real world of a 9-to-5 grind. /sarcasm
Some experts said parents who choose progressive schools shouldn’t expect to see the same results as they do from a conventional school.
“A majority of my Upper East Side clients, if they took a look down there, their heads would explode,” said education adviser Terri Decker of Smart City Kids. “Literally, their brains would be on the pavement.”
Remember, that was an “education adviser” who “literally” spewed out that vomitous comment. Just saying…
There will also be a new position created next year to pave the way for Blue School kids to get into other independent schools, like Horace Mann and Calhoun School.
Oh goody! Cross transference of little Proggies. No REAL education! How great is that!? /Sarcasm
Actually, I feel really, really, really sorry for these unfortunate little kids. They’re screwed for the rest of their lives before they even hit puberty. Their parents, along with these so-called “Progressive teachers,” should be ashamed of themselves!
“Parents are understandably anxious about being patient if their child is developing at a slightly later time,” said Steve Nelson, head of the Calhoun School, who advised parents to remain calm.
Uh, yeah. Right. Johnny is 8 years old and can’t read. Please remain calm and keep making those checks out to the Blue Man Group…Explore posts in the same categories: Abuse of Power, Education, Family, Indoctrination, Liberals, Money, Parenting, Programming, Progressives