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Some friends of ours run a Kumon center. She is a Ph.D in some branch of engineering. A number of other friends of ours take their kids there routinely.

You have pretty well tagged what it does. We don't send our kids there because we have historically given them the same kind of drills at home. I even wrote a Microsoft Word macro to spit out arithmetic drills for the kids when those were age appropriate, and we have a whole bunch of workbooks around that have math drills in them which the kids had to do when they were little.

Frankly, I think it is sad that Kumon flourishes. It flourishes because of an ethic in this country that says that drills are a bad idea, and that focuses on creativity and concept over process. Both are important.

Kumon improves the process skills.
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