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I recently read your titled " How To Grade for Learning". I think there are some valid
points but you seem so committed to your cause I think you might be loosing touch
with reality. Might I suggest to you reading "What's Wrong With Our Schools". I found
this book more carefully though out in terms of implications for new fad educational
fixes. The authors offer real commonsense approaches to important education matters.
Were / Are you also a strong advacate of Whole Language over the traditional
Phonics approach.?

2010-08-13
James
 

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Doctor
says:

I indicated in a previous response that I will look for "What's Wrong With Our Schools" in
my local Chapters store but I have great difficulty with the credibility of a book published
by a think tank that labels itself as "conservative and libertarian."
I do not believe that I am "losing touch with reality" as my ideas arise from a career in
teaching that began in 1967 and they are definitely not "new fad educational fixes." As I
have never taught students younger than grade 7 I was not an "strong advocate" for either
whole language or phonics.

 

 

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