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Reading Against Democracy: The Broken Promises of Reading Instruction

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Thoughtful teachers, chafing at restrictions and mandates, are asking themselves, "How did it come to this?" Patrick Shannon's book provides fascinating, thoroughly-researched answers, with an empowering perspective and a hopeful path out of this current nonsense. - Randy and Katherine Bomer Authors of For a Better World Education is not a disinterested process, nor does ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published February 13th 2007 by Heinemann Educational Books
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Feb 26, 2012 Joy rated it it was amazing
One of the most well articulated arguments I've read about how government policy decisions don't always support what is best for students. Although I don't entirely buy his argument that the government is out to do away with public education, he has shown how ineffective the current industrialized, over-tested, rigid system is by looking at specific gaps in basal readers and tests. A fascinating read that I'll come back to again and again.
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