When Childhood Collides: New Ohanian book --just what we need RIGHT NOW
by Stephen Krashen
I have just received, and read, Ohanian's When
Childhood Collides with NCLB. It is the kind of book
that you read immediately, and easily. It provides an
incredible amount of ammunition, at just the time we
It is an amazing collection of:
Stupid test items:
(The Virginia Department of Education asks fifth
Which of these belong to the kingdom of Monera?
a) ferns, b) mosses, c) mushrooms, d) bacteria
"A time comes when silence is betrayal."
(Martin Luther King, p. 76)
"For those of you who are intimidated or threatened by
NCLB, the world is actually going to become worse as
we go along. I mean to say, more demanding."
(Sandy Kress, p. 77)
They say the public school system is too broken to
fix. And just to make sure it stays broken, they
passed the No Child Left Behind NCLB) act..."
(Thom Hartman, p. 50)
"NCLB is really about local control."
(George W. Bush,p. 8.)
"If you want to begin to know
A teacher's proficiency
Take a look at her
(Susan Ohanian, p. 66)
Learn about the four year old child sent to a Sylvan
Learning Center because he was behind on scissor
skills (p. 29-30), get advice on what to do when
children vomit on a test (p. 60), and read my only
published poem (p. 62).
Susan Ohanian, When Childhood Collides with NCLB
Published by Vermont Society for the Study of
Price: $8.95, this includes postage.
Checks to Susan Ohanian
The price is rock-bottom. No author royalty.
P. O. Box 26
Charlotte, VT 05445
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