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Resisting Reading Mandates: How to Triumph with the Truth

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Teachers today are in a stranglehold as a glut of mandates and standards restrict our ability to make decisions in our own classrooms. In many schools, scripted, regimented commercial programs further erode our power to view our students as individuals with unique talents and needs. Even the words we use to "teach" are no longer our own as we read our way through the ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 29th 2002 by Heinemann Educational Books
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Mar 31, 2009 Andrea rated it it was amazing
This book is meant to be empowering, but to me it was extremely depressing. I guess I'm a glass half empty kind of person. It is so frustrating to hear what is happening in education and to see, first hand, the struggles in my school and the insane amount of stress my staff is under to pass a standardized test that is a completely inappropriate measure of reading & writing ability. Not to mention the fact that the way we are told to prepare for this test is to use basal series that are ...more
Jul 23, 2011 Melissa rated it it was amazing
stunning research that I'd always suspected! Proof that the mandates, over-testing, and prescriptive curriculum that are destroying children's lives are politically and financially motivated.
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