What my kids have learnt from their New York school.

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After two terms experiencing the New York education system, Emma and her children find schools in Manhattan very different to those in the UK – from parental involvement to sex education.

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3 thoughts on “What my kids have learnt from their New York school.

  1. mylifeasadomestictechnician says:

    oooh, it’s all got a bit too political on the comments page of the telegraph site for me. i just enjoyed the read as it got me out of my kids bath time. I like to imagine someone plays a kazoo on the school bus like in ‘sixteen candles’.

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  2. dianebrewster says:

    Really interesting – and surprisingly positive – really pleased your kids are having a positive experience of school there. Interestingly I just came across this today http://saynotoacademyschools.blogspot.co.uk
    Which has a perspective on the US system as a whole and comments on the benefits of a national curriculum. I’m a bit on the fence with this one, I think some aspects of UK state control of education have been appalling and a straight jacket for teachers, stifling creativity. OTOH I’m not sure I want *everyone* to have the freedom to reach what they want (as the blog points out there can be some appalling consequences). Good luck with the promoting over the next few weeks 🙂

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