An eye opening and sad moment for me in 2019 was when someone I considered a friend publicly called me “transphobic” for questioning the disproportionate media coverage of the rights of transgender students as compared to the rights of students with dyslexia. I stand by my question and reject the charge of transphobia. All that… Continue reading I’m Not Transphobic
Jenny Abamu is an Education reporter for WAMU885, DC’s @NPR station. She recently did a story about dyslexia and the struggle and confusion parents face—her Twitter thread about it caught my eye and I decided to share it with all of you. So glad to see journalists digging into this issue that has plagued schools, and the… Continue reading Prisons Are Now Required to Screen For and Treat Dyslexia; Schools Are Not
But it’s science! We hear it all the time whether in debates over climate change or vaccinations. Some even prefer the more certain-sounding phraseology of “settled science.” And if ever there were a battle that should be over once and for all—in the name of science—it is how to teach reading. Phonics is scientifically proven… Continue reading Teaching Reading Is Science. And We Believe in Science, Right?