Tim Duffy is the executive director of the Rhode Island Association of School Committees and he wants to see underperforming charter schools close. Seems fair, until we consider the fact that he never calls for the closure of district schools that have quite literally failed generations of students and often perform as badly or worse… Continue reading Stop Forcing Students into Your Schools Over Money
We are not “crazy” moms, but well-intentioned parents with formal, academic training in teaching and English language studies. -Jamie Lynch and Kate Mayer Everyone Reads T/E is a parent founded advocacy group in Pennsylvania with one single mission that is focused on reading instruction. The group founders are mothers whose professional and academic training… Continue reading Now THIS is parent advocacy!
“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?
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?