[Susan notes: This is a very important letter. We must hold our professional associations accountable. We must demand that they stand up to bullies instead of calling these bullies "distinguished educator."]
I don't know why education and in particular reading, within the field of education, has been so wimpy with respect to building on evidence rather than on heart. Of course you have to have both, but. . . . The way we went down the road to whole language is really a story of stupidity.
Stephen Krashen, Emeritus Professor, USC
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