Sunday, November 4, 2018

Articles about “Reading Wars” Meant to Divide Teachers and Parents!

Articles about “Reading Wars” Meant to Divide Teachers and Parents!

Articles about “Reading Wars” Meant to Divide Teachers and Parents!


A wave of recent articles about reading trick parents and educators into thinking teachers are not teaching reading and are not being trained to teach reading correctly. The opinion pieces are written by journalist Emily Hanford.
Warning! Corporate reform fingerprints are all over these articles. Could it be about transforming classrooms to technology, where students look at screens instead of getting help from teachers?

Scientific research has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don’t know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail.
These accusations, teachers “don’t know” and teachers “actively resist it” anger parents who are critical of how their students learned or are learning to read in school.
The three Hanford articles have anti-teacher titles, and a title to run down their COEs (Colleges of Education) all meant to undermine teachers and how they teach reading.
Each one of these articles has set off a firestorm of comments on social media. Teachers Continue reading: Articles about “Reading Wars” Meant to Divide Teachers and Parents!

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