March 15, 2007

More on reading instruction

Ken DeRosa at D-Ed Reckoning has more on Diane Jean Schemo's 3/9/2007 NYT article about Reading First, "In War Over Teaching Reading, a U.S.-Local Clash". He's got an email response from Schemo, with his rebuttal; and he's got a collection of links to articles and letters by others criticizing her piece.

This is complicated stuff, but you should take the time to read it and think about it. It might be the most important public policy issue in the U.S. today -- it's certainly the most important issue having to do with speech and language.

Posted by Mark Liberman at March 15, 2007 02:03 PM