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Reading Against Democracy: The Broken Promises of Reading Instruction
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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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.