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Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It by Kelly Gallagher
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“...Shouldn't schools be the place where students interact with interesting books? Shouldn't the faculty have an ongoing laser-like commitment to put good books in our students' hands? Shouldn't this be a front-burner issue at all times?”
Kelly Gallagher, Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It
“I am not simply teaching the reading; I am teaching the reader.”
Kelly Gallagher, Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It
“To become a lifelong reader, one has to do a lot of varied and interesting reading.”
Kelly Gallagher, Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It
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“What do teachers and curriculum directors mean by 'value' reading? A look at the practice of most schools suggests that when a school 'values' reading what it really means is that the school intensely focuses on raising state-mandated reading test scores- the kind of reading our students will rarely, if ever, do in adulthood.”
Kelly Gallagher, Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It
“Both of these students- both high school seniors both old enough to vote in the upcoming election- thought 'Al' Qaeda was a person. At that time the United States had been at war for five and a half years and here were two students two young adults leaving the educational system who had never heard of al Qaeda. Both by the way had passed the multiple-choice reading section of the state's high school exit exam.”
Kelly Gallagher, Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It
“What do we mean when we say our school 'values' reading?”
Kelly Gallagher, Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It

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