April 28, 2014 11:53 am -

They start ’em young: NYC elementary school Harley Avenue Primary School in Elwood has canceled its annual kindergarten show so that the kids can focus on college and career prep:

The reason for eliminating the Kindergarten show is simple. We are responsible for preparing children for college and career with valuable lifelong skills and know that we can best do that by having them become strong readers, writers, coworkers and problem solvers. Please do not fault us for making professional decisions that we know will never be able to please everyone. But know that we are making these decisions with the interests of all children in mind.

Children will participate in Brown Bag seminars at lunchtime, and nap time is cancelled for White Paper reviews. Afternoon recess has been replaced with Mergers and Acquisitions.