Wednesday, May 28, 2014

School-produced illiteracy still not acceptable

"After voting in 2011 to prevent social promotion of third-grade students who read at only a first-grade level (if that), state lawmakers did a 180 this year and acted to allow functionally illiterate students to advance to fourth grade," The Oklahoman notes today. But even though "the retention mandate is gone, schools still have a mandate to teach all children to read regardless of social or economic status. Policymakers must hold them accountable."

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