Scientifically Research-Based, My Foot
The misrepresentations of the findings are terrible, and terribly important because they inform how reading is taught under NCLB, so the next time you hear "research-based" . . .here's some ammunition.
(see Elaine Garan or Elaine Yatvin for a more eloquent and elegant discussion of the NRP. Yatvin is the sole author of the almost-not-even-published minority report - and the only NRP panel member whose expenses are NOT paid at NRP related speaking engagements. . . hmmmmm. . .)
Elaine Garan is the highly regarded author of Resisting Reading Mandates: How to Triumph with the Truth and In Defense of Our Children: When Politics, Profit, and Education Collide.
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