It may seem that I am about to state the obvious; however the obvious needs to be stated when there is a shift in thinking and attitudes that defy the obvious and the known.
Unfortunately throughout the broader community, issues often get confused and highly complex matters are at times simplified which lead to misunderstandings of critical issues.
I have been re reading the Canadian Early Years Study which has been one of the world's major studies in recent years on early childhood development, children and families.
As Cat Stevens sang and wrote many years ago, “let the children play” Learning in the Early Childhood Years.
It has become increasingly difficult to view the range of issues related to education without politics, economics and hidden agendas infiltrating and harming what should be one of a society’s most treasured and important opportunities for all children.