Saturday, September 8, 2007

Interesting Education Statistics...

Last week, the new Kansas Education Commissioner (Alexa Posny) addressed the Board and administration of USD259. In her remarks she gave some very interesting statistics that I'd like to share...

She reported that in a family of Professionals, by the time their child enters Kindergarden at 5 years old, they will have heard 2,153 words. On average, they will hear 32 words of affirmation on a daily basis, and only 5 prohibitions.

In a working class family, by the time their child enters Kindergarden at 5 years old, they will have heard 1,251 words. On average, they will hear 12 words of affirmation on a daily basis, and 7 prohibitions.

For a family in poverty, their child enters Kindergarden at 5 years old having heard only 616 words. On average, they will hear 5 words of affirmation on a daily basis and 11 prohibitions.

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