Young children are unable to think abstractly as required to achieve many of the K-3 Standards. Early childhood experts have said that the Standards could cause psychological damage and many parents are reporting their young children are suffering from anxiety, depression, crying, and do not want to go to school. School psychologists/counselors report a sharp increase in these symptoms from young students.
Mary Calamia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and works in Stony Brook, New York.
Dr Megan Koschnick
Child clinical psychologist presents on how the Common Core Standards are developmentally inappropriate for young students at a conference held at Notre Dame.