The Blue School is a $32,000 per year, private institution that is supposed to teach kids using progressive methods. It was founded by the Blue Man Group back in 2006.But parents are yanking their kids out of school because they can’t read, according to a report by Tara Palmeri at the New York Post.
Teachers are also leaving en masse — eight are departing at the end of the school year, Palmeri says.
The school enrolls kindergarten through 4th graders, according to its website:
We adopt a whole-child approach that not only identifies the strong bond between all developmental domains but also recognises that everyone is a part of the curriculum development process. Each child develops across and within the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical domains in unique and individualized ways
Parents of students told the Post that their kids weren’t even learning to read and that they were seriously worried about their academic future. The Blue School is also getting a new principal soon.
“It’s all fun and games until you realise your second-grader can’t read,” one parent told Palmeri.
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