PowerPoint for Tots

At the end of this NPR piece on technology for kids, the reporter talks about how some 3rd graders are "already giving presentations in their classes in PowerPoint" and has obtained a laptop for his 5-year-old so he’s not "left behind."

That’s the scariest thing I have heard in ages.

Shouldn’t we allow children time to be children? Won’t they have decades upon decades of toiling away in PowerPoint® ahead of them? What’s the big rush? Are our children failures if they don’t start their first entrepreneurial venture by puberty?

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