The ultimate goal of education is to be able to solve problems in the real world.
For many young children this has meant entering the empirical world of hard core academic training at a very young age.
Parents who fear their children will not be able to compete unless they learn reading and arithmetic early in life, are pushing their children into academics when they are very young.
These parents believe that their children will fall behind in elementary school if they are not exposed to “drill and test” programs in their preschools.
The problem with this line of thought is that it is just plain wrong.