Did you think it would ever matter who your kindergarten teacher was? It looks like it might be more important than some would have thought. A report about Tennessee schoolchildren from the 1980s concludes that “those who were judged at the time to have had good kindergarten teachers now appear to be better off than their less-fortunate peers on a whole range of measures.” One of these measures include savings for retirement. [Consumer Reports Money]


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  1. scarlin says:

    Ummmmmm…. I didn’t go to kindergarten.

  2. balthisar says:

    Well, I’m not sure how mine was judged. She killed herself. It was a few years after I left kindergarten and that school.

  3. Happy Tinfoil Cat says:

    We make our own kindergarten at home. ;^) My wife had the kids reading by age 3; one was even volunteering teaching first graders to read at age 4. For me, I had a drugged out hippy for a kindergarten teacher who was teaching “love and peace”. (We were next to Berkeley)