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Join the Protest: Reid Lyon at IRA

Susan Notes: Join the protest at the IRA conference on May 4.

A small and powerful group of educators is protesting Reid Lyon's presence at IRA next Tuesday, May 4, in Reno. Lyon is Bush's
"reading czar", and is infamous for being responsible for the National Reading Panel's report, which is the basis for No Corporation Left Behind (termed No Child Left Behind by corporate-politico cronies). The scripted, rigid reading programs imposed on children are a result.

In fact, the Panel's report never says phonics is better than whole language, and it certainly never says "Buy McGraw-Hill." But Lyon has
lied to Congress and the public about the report's contents, and is hugely responsible for the monstrous situation we find ourselves in now.

Please join these educators at 10:00 a.m. outside the Reno Ballroom of the Hilton
on May 4.

Show the world that teachers are not pansies.

Read not Reid.



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