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
“What good is it to be able to sit at the lunch counter if you can’t read the menu?” -Dr. Howard Fuller There is something that feels kind of crazy about our state treasurer, Seth Magaziner, pushing for passage of a bill —introduced by Sen. Sandra Cano, D-Pawtucket and in the House by Representative Joseph McNamara, D-Warwick—to… Continue reading Can We Focus on Basic Literacy Before Financial Literacy, Please?
Third grade reading scores are a very big deal because they are accepted as the most predictive indicator of whether a student will finish high school. Hey Rhode Island, our 3rd grade reading results should be a very loud wake up call. Despite some significant improvements since 2015, our results were flat between last year… Continue reading 3rd Grade Reading Tells Us a Lot About Who Is Likely To Finish High School