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In the recent article titled “The Myth of the Gifted Child”, NY Mag takes jabs at parents for prepping their 4 year olds for entrance exams into kindergarten. The article focuses on both private and public schools with the array of tests used in NYC for 4 year olds: ERB, Stanford-Binet, OLSAT and BSRA (Bracken).
The article begins with a cute, little 4-year old girl wearing intellectually stimulating, designer glasses who is being assessed (code word for prepped) for the ERB test in her home somewhere in NYC (location not disclosed). Of course I used my wild imagination…let’s see could she live on the Upper Eastside or maybe even Upper Westside or who knows, maybe even downtown in Tribeca? (more…)