[Susan notes: Letters don't always need to complain. Steve shows the power of being positive--and then getting in your "fine points."]
Published in Christian Science Monitor
To the editor
Regarding the Feb. 10 opinion piece "One way to end the math and reading wars": Jonathan Zimmerman's description of the whole language/phonics controversy is the most accurate account I have read. He notes that the conflict involves "competing conceptions of human nature and development. One side thinks children develop naturally, while the other believes that learning must be imposed upon their natures."
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