Educating the Whole Child

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) has just opened a new web site. This web site is all about “The Whole Child“. We’ve seen an interesting move toward addressing health issues as well as academics. I know that we have greatly changed our menu at my school to reflect better nutrition. Additionally, we have tied in many health issues into the curriculum and some of our Advisory activities. However, when push comes to shove, we are graded on solely on academic scores. Now, some of us believe that educating the whole child is not only a moral imperative, but something that the public and the government ought to recognize and support. How do you feel? What is your reaction to the new ASCD web site?