Is the Social Emotional Leaning (SEL) craze on the right track?
Before someone gets too excited with me, this blog’s title comes from an Op-Ed that Fordham Institute’s Chester Finn wrote for Education Week.
Clearly, Finn is concerned.
Among other things, he believes the current SEL program is just a rehash of the old self-esteem movement from the 1980s and 90s. And, Finn points to some compelling reasons to be very worried about that.