Standard harms young minds

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Re: “Young learners face high expectations,” (Journal, March 14): As a developmentally trained teacher, with a brain-based philosophy of teaching, I am appalled at the current expectations for children in kindergarten. My private tutoring practice is thriving and has a waiting list because standards are no longer appropriately developmentally based. State standards are now driven by global, political competition. Those who suffer in this process are well-meaning and well-trained educators and precious students. Why is no one protesting this injustice to our children? Why are we merely accommodating unrealistic standards that only set up the majority of students for failure? We are capable of serving the needs of our students in a much more appropriate manner. We are capable of righting wrongs! Gail Dutto, Auburn