Massachusetts Preschools Add Toothbrush Time, Upsetting Some Adults – NYTimes.com

What other parenting tasks can we ask schools to assume responsibility for? When I was an administrator, I can remember parents asking me, with all sincerity, if we could have a class to teach kids how to do their laundry, balance a checkbook, do grocery shopping, cook for themselves, etc.

But by far my favorite anecdote along these lines was a woman who called into a radio talk show, complaining about the boorish behavior of some tennis fans. “When,” she wanted to know, “are the schools going to teach these kids some manners?”

Massachusetts Preschools Add Toothbrush Time, Upsetting Some Adults – NYTimes.com.

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