America is wrong to think reducing kids' playtime will improve academic performance

Quartz - You would think that students from Shanghai, who routinely trounce Americans (and everyone else) in tests of proficiency in math, reading, and science, are tethered to their desks all day, deprived of the freedom to frolic and play.

Rong Chang and Fanni Liu Coward of Texas Tech University compared six schools in China and three in the US for their research in Phi Delta Kappan magazine.

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