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.”
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.