Parental Panic at ‘Blue Man’ Progressive School Costing $32K Tuition: “It’s all fun and games until you realize your second-grader can’t read”

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 at 10:55 am
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Let’s look at the upside for these parents and their illiterate kids. At least they won’t be able to buy a super-sized soda. Still, it’s a wonder how these idiots expected their kids to learn how to read from a group of mimes.

The Blue School is one big play date in desperate need of adult supervision.

Parents are yanking their kids out of the “progressive,” $32,000 per-year private school founded by the Blue Man Group — which has no books and no tests — because their kids are barely learning to read, The Post has learned.

One mother, who is yanking her son at the end of the school year, complained that the school is “unstructured.”

“It’s true,” she said when asked if her kid was struggling to read.

In all, she added, four of her son’s first-grade classmates are leaving the Financial District institution.

Another parent who dropped her first-grade son off yesterday said he’s not coming back next year — because he’s got nothing to do.

“When a 6-year-old says they’re bored, there’s a problem,” the mother said. “I think they bit off more than they can chew.”

Other moms have taken to a popular message board to vent.

“It’s all fun and games until you realize your second-grader can’t read,” a parent wrote on Urbanbaby.com.

And parent Marina Brolin added, “I think they don’t push [reading] as much.”

That’s part of the “progressive” agenda in case they weren’t aware. Keeping them stupid from a young age.

School officials say students decide their own curriculum, and have no set arrival time. Grades run from kindergarten to third grade. A fourth grade is being added next year.

Nothing like putting six-year-olds in charge. Then again, that appears to be what we’ve got in the White House.

Some experts said parents who choose progressive schools shouldn’t expect to see the same results as they do from a conventional school.

“A majority of my Upper East Side clients, if they took a look down there, their heads would explode,” said education adviser Terri Decker of Smart City Kids. “Literally, their brains would be on the pavement.”

Coming next? The inevitable lawsuits.

 

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10 Responses to “Parental Panic at ‘Blue Man’ Progressive School Costing $32K Tuition: “It’s all fun and games until you realize your second-grader can’t read””

  1. Infidel de Manahatta on 13/13/12 at 11:56 am

    The children decide their own curriculum?

    Oh those wacky progressives. What will they decide next.

    Good luck mom and dad when your illiterate offspring are pushing 30 and still living at home.

  2. Aarradin on 13/13/12 at 1:30 pm

    non-‘progressive’ parents understand that you can’t trust teachers to actually, you know, teach anything. We tend to teach our children to read ourselves.

  3. Max Entropy on 13/13/12 at 1:40 pm

    Lawsuits? You mean when the kids start suing their parents for being complete idiots?
    Paging Hillary Clinton…

  4. Blue Hen on 13/13/12 at 2:25 pm

    I had a very brief vision of my six year old self telling one of the Sisters of St. Joseph that I would be designing my own cirriculum. That vision did not end well.

  5. DrSteve on 13/13/12 at 4:10 pm

    I’ve got to believe this is some sort of PoMo inside joke, like the Sokal article in Social Text.

  6. bandit on 13/13/12 at 4:54 pm

    Anybody who would be so stupid as to send their kid to ‘Blue Man Group’ school deserves to have the kid not know how to read. And to lose their $32K

  7. blahblahblah on 14/14/12 at 1:13 am

    Bandit said:
    “Anybody who would be so stupid as to send their kid to ‘Blue Man Group’ school deserves to have the kid not know how to read. And to lose their $32K”

    …Per year, its 32K PER YEAR.

    Which next year it will be K-4, so 5 years of 32K per, or 160,000K to end up with a tree-stump of a child who happily learned in school he could do whatever the F* he wants whenever the F* he wants and never be expected to be held responsible.

    Side-note: For being such brilliant elites, Liberals seem to have absolutely zero self-preservation skills. From doubling down on policies the country hates, to doing everything possible to alienate the special interest groups they desperately rely on, to sending their toddlers to clowns for reading comprehension… These fools make Daffy Duck seem grounded and self-aware