Self-regulation is the new ideal for American school children. It does away with traditional discipline and encourages students to control their own impulses. But it turns out kids may be better off when they’re allowed to act their age.
What we’re teaching today is obedience, conformity, following orders, we’re certainly not teaching kids to think outside the box. The motto of the so-called school-reform movement is: No Excuses. “The message is: It’s up to you. Grit means it’s your problem. Just bear down and do what you have to do.”
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